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A True Legend retires.

A True Legend retires.

Adam Gilchrist, Captain of Kings XI Punjab, who retired from international cricket four years ago in 2008, has finally called time on his Indian Premier League career.

"I suspect this might be the end of the road for me in the IPL, but let's see how it goes. Will go back home and think about future plans," Gilchrist said at the post-match press conference. Gilchrist first started his IPL career with Deccan Chargers for the opening season, He led Deccan Chargers as captain and won the title of IPL champions in 2009 and then in the fourth season he was signed by Kings XI Punjab. His decision to retire caught most off-guard, leaving the franchise stunned.

Gilchrist said his decision was due to the injury which made him miss a very large part of IPL 5. Gilly added: “I have a year’s contract still to go with Punjab. But the gut feeling is that I will not be back as a player. I have enjoyed my stint in the IPL as a player and will continue to be a part of it as a mentor."

Gilly was an amazing player, a true legend and an amazing visual treat for all the spectators when he played on the field. We wish Gilly good luck and hope to see him soon next season in a new role. Whatever role he chooses to play, I'm sure he'll be perfect for it.

Check out one of Gilly's last interviews with our very own Sid Mallya on No Boundaries Episode 4 here.

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hei Gili we miss u !! Best Wicket Keeper I have ever seen in Cricket World!
sach434 on 08 Jun 2012, 04:36 PM
Hats off to u Gilly..U r the best!!!!!!!!!!
tejaswini-adams on 01 Jun 2012, 04:44 PM
best sportsman
attakers on 29 May 2012, 03:12 AM
E nly guy who made DC 2 remember all time of captaincy, n all e best as a coach 2 e team who u r training 4!!!
Bendhakaluru on 29 May 2012, 01:52 AM
gilly was, is, and will remain the best captain of the aussies......
anukohli on 29 May 2012, 12:46 AM
all da best for ur future
lucky4rcb on 29 May 2012, 12:37 AM
Gilly = Respect
chandan-g.v. on 28 May 2012, 10:01 PM
a genius cricket lover will miss u gilli
KUNALatRCB on 28 May 2012, 09:57 PM
a true legend
KUNALatRCB on 28 May 2012, 09:56 PM
You are the best wicketkeeper batsman ever,keeping skills above all others.We will miss you Gilly.Have a happy retired life.
karthik-shetty4 on 28 May 2012, 08:57 PM
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