Saturday, January 26, 2008

Gilly's going


Adam Gilchrist has just announced his retirement from test cricket. I'm astonished, to be honest. I know over the last few days he has dropped a couple and not scored much, and the criticism has been dished out, but I've always thought of Gilly as an incredible fighter, who invariably comes back and proves himself. But he's 36, and I suppose maybe he just can't be arsed anymore. He called the bluff of the critics. Plus it'll mean he won't be playing tag with Mark Boucher to outdo each other for the record.

I hope the next two days of this game are fabulous for him. I really hope we win now, the boys have tremendous incentive to give him the send-off he deserves. And more than anything, I hope he doesn't think he's not retiring at the top of his game, because he's a champion, and we all love him.

The next question is, who will replace him? As a WA girl, I vote Luke Ronchi... Brad who?

EDIT: He's retiring from all forms of cricket. I'm heartbroken!

12 comments:

Tony.T said...

Sad to see the great man go, but Gilly's no fool.

His timing, as always, is impeccable.

Mark said...

A real class act, and one of the true cricketing greats.

As Tony says, excellent timing.

Brad Griggs said...

Thank you miss-field for breaking the news to me.

All i can say is, what a man.

Brad Griggs said...

PS i never picked you for a stateist miss-field but as a Queenslander i have to mention Hartley.

Miss Field said...

Hmm. It'll be interesting to see who they'll pick.

And yeah... Warriors all the way!

Brad Griggs said...

I'll forgive you for the Warriors gibe miss field, but only because you have the sexiest cricket blog in the world.

Uncle J rod said...

Isn't Luke Ronchi from New Zealand?

Uncle J rod said...

Oh and www.sixandout.net is written by a chick.

Miss Field said...

I don't know where Luke Ronchi is from originally, but he plays for the Warriors so I back him.

And wow, baby chickens have started writing cricket blogs? That's amazing.

Uncle J rod said...

I don't know much about Ronchi, but that didn't stop me writingthis.

I thought you'd like like the word chick, i debated over chick, sheila or broad.

I should have gone broad.

Or dame...

Miss Field said...

Broad?! Control yourself. I much prefer Dame, myself.

And there I was thinking you were having a go at me for suggesting Luke Ronchi.

Uncle J rod said...

I like Ronchi, but that usually means the selectors will go for the other guy.