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 Punjabs 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.