Form is a rubbish word,says a woefully out-of-touch Gilly

Going through a lean phase,Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist called form a “rubbish word” and said his decision to sit out against Mumbai Indians

Written by Press Trust Of India | Mumbai | Published: May 1, 2013 2:11:30 am

Going through a lean phase,Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist called form a “rubbish word” and said his decision to sit out against Mumbai Indians was taken keeping in mind the team balance.

Gilchrist had come into last night’s match having aggregated only 94 runs from eight matches. “Since the last few games we’ve had to think about it as a selection group,” Gilchrist said.

“We had to look at the right balance and find the right players who were playing well and could contribute most to the team,” the Australian great was quoted as saying by the league’s website.

Gilchrist believed that one’s form is not an accurate indicator. “Form is a rubbish word. I have hit a lot of balls in the nets and have felt very comfortable. But that hasn’t translated to results in (the) games,” said Gilchrist.

“At the end of the day I haven’t contributed,and that’s no problem when you’ve got batting talents like Shaun Marsh,(Luke) Pomersbach,David Hussey and David Miller. It’s not a tough decision,” he added.

Asked whether he had considered giving up the wicketkeeping and playing solely as a batsman,Gilchrist responded in the negative. “No,never,I’ve played years and years of cricket now. So for me it’s not a case of having to focus on batting because keeping is taking up time and energy. It’s part of my nature and part of who I am. If anything,I have contributed more with the gloves than with the bat this year and so I am lucky to have my keeping gloves on,” he said.

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