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'Bowler' Gilchrist ends IPL career on a high

Last updated on: May 19, 2013 10:38 IST

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Just like Sunil Gavaskar has a twinkle in his eyes when he speaks about denying Zaheer Abbas a century by getting his only Test scalp, AdamGilchrist will tell you the 'tale' of how he got Harbhajan Singh out with the last delivery of his competitive career.

Playing the last match of his competitive career, the 41-year-old decided to bring the 'off-spinner' in him to the forefront.

The first ball he bowled saw Harbhajan try a wild slog, and Gurkeerat Singh at the boundary line took an easy catch.


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Photographs: BCCI

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Believe it or not, it proved to be 'Lucky 13' for Gilly, as he had only bowled 12 deliveries prior to this in 648 competitive matches at the senior level.

It was a delight to see a hearty laugh from Gurkeerat, but more was Gilchrist uncharacteristically breaking into the 'Gangnam Style' dance followed by Pollard-like celebrations as he was lustily cheered by the crowd.


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The Kings XI Punjab skipper got a fitting farewell as his teammates gave him a lap of honour on their shoulders and the supporters giving him a standing ovation.

"Harbhajan took my wicket many many times, so I just wanted to mimic the reaction. Really well received by this fabulous crowd," Gilchrist said.

About the season, Gilchrist admitted it was a mixed one.

"Eight wins and eight losses, that sums up our cricket the last three years. It will be interesting to see how careers go over the next few years. Happy to watch now and be entertained. I have had wonderful memories with Kings XI."


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