Gilchrist hints at end of glorious playing career post KXIP finale

Gilchrist played 67 IPL games,scoring 1775 runs at a strike-rate of 140.20 and may take full time coach job.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: May 21, 2012 4:42 pm

Former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist has said his participation in a Kings XI Punjab versus Delhi Daredevils game at Dharamsala on Saturday was his final cricket match as a player,but added he was keen to carry on with his coaching duties.

I would say I’ve played my last game of cricket just there,” The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Kings XI Punjab’s captain and coach Gilchrist,as saying.

“I’ll go away and have a think about it and talk to the franchise. If the franchise is still keen to keep me involved as coach,which is a role I’ve really enjoyed,I find that I still enjoy being around the group. To be honest I didn’t miss the cricket that much,” he added.

“I loved the fact that I could play the last couple of games,but I didn’t have the horrible desire that I was missing out. There isn’t that fire burning in my belly quite like it used to. I have to think about it but I just feel I won’t be playing,” he said.

Gilchrist,40,may take on a fulltime-coaching role with the Kings XI. He played 67 IPL games,scoring 1775 runs at 27.73 and a strike-rate of 140.20.

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