When I first heard that Adam Gilchrist had been dishing dirt out on the Indians in his new book, my first thought was 'noooo Gilly, don't stir it up'.
But then I thought about it some more.
When Matt Hayden called Harbhajan Singh an obnoxious weed, I said that it was inappropriate for him to make any such comment while he was still playing for Australia.
Adam Gilchrist doesn't play for Australia anymore, quite obviously. And the fact that he didn't make these comments before now again reiterates his character, because I can imagine it was very tempting at times.
I've never had a problem with Sachin Tendulkar, on the contrary I admire him as much as the next person. I also, however, believe Gilly is a man of great integrity, and I don't for one second think he would make things up.
Adam Gilchrist is as about as vindictive as the dolphins at the WA Aquarium that were poisoned a few years ago. And while it re-opens a big can of worms that probably didn't need to be re-opened, why shouldn't he give his side of the story?
After all, everyone else did, just at the wrong time and with all the tact of Prince Philip.
- ► 2009 (51)
- Running in straight lines
- Better fired than dead
- Adam Gilchrist is still my hero
- Fight the future!
- Bringing emo back
- Yes I took the bait
- Conspiracy theory
- Screw you, ABC Perth
- On a hat-trick
- Tasmania. Full of Tasmanians.
- Positive thinking
- Warriors huzah
- BCCI - still evil
- Queenslanders, funny buggers
- It's Miss Field, bitch
- ▼ October (16)