Saturday, October 25, 2008

Adam Gilchrist is still my hero

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.


CricketGod said...

I never expected such statement from Gilly.

©hina said...

Its reported he has been quoted out of context. I guess we should wait for the book to hit the stands before passing judgement, either way.

rusty said...

Yeah, well, Gilly must have felt strongly about it.

As for passing judgment, most people have long since done that, anyway.

Oomby Dave said...

It's official, Harbhajan is a douche. What a bloody clown!

From Cricinfo: Harbhajan said the ill-feeling between the two sides that spilled over in the series in Australia had long since passed.

If he thinks that then he is obviously living in some kind of dream world. Gilly is spot on with his remarks about how Tendulkar has been changing his mind and if anyone should have respect it is for Gilchrist, not someone who goes Slapping their team mates, or swearing in other languages so that we cannot understand them. Here's to you Harbhajan: "You' ; au sujet d'un d├ębile foutu". Next time BCCI say they will leave this wonderful country when something doesn't go their way, I hope CA have the balls to give them the two fingers and tell them to fuck off!

Indian-in-California said...

I can't believe Gilly called up Tendulkar and "clarified" his remarks. How sad. So what next? Washing Emperor Tendulkar's ass? I can't believe the Aussies are turning into such a bunch of wieners.

DreamDancer said...

Got to agree with you Miss Field. I've always been a huge fan of his because he's one of the few players around who's not arrogant or vindictive. He obviously feels strongly about the whole thing.

Can't wait for the book to come out although as I'm in England I'm probably going to have to pay a fortune to have imported :(

Golandaaz said...

While its great to be right, are we allowed to expect some sense of timing from Gilly or his publishers whom he ought to have control over?

Why rake this up now? Australia have not beaten India since the Sydney test. It does not help Australia to go back to that evening and prove rights and wrongs.

India have convonced themselves that they were wronged at Sydney and it only helps them find a cause they can rally against.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you whole-heartedly. It's high time people in India realise that Sachin is human. I believe Gilly and I don't see why he shouldn't have made those comments --- it is his autobiography after all and he is entitled to put forth his opinions! Can't wait to buy the book this week. Cheers!

P.S. Great blog!

Leg Break said...

Agreed Gilly is neither arrogant nor vindictive.

But he's still a pumped up little twit.

And he's shown that, no matter what a saint he may have been on the park, he's still as venal as the next common man when it comes to spinning shit in order to plug a book.

Amit Bajaj said...

"I've never had a problem with Sachin Tendulkar, on the contrary I admire him as much as the next person." - Normally I would take that to be a compliment, but assuming that you live somewhere in between WACA and SCG, it's impossible to be sure what 'the guy next to you' thinks!

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