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Gilchrist is a 'revolutionary who re-defined his game and the game'

Gilchrist who one of the modern day greats who re-defined his game and the way one day cricket should be played

Gilchrist is a 'revolutionary who re-defined his game and the game' - Cricket News
Adam Gilchrist defined the way one day cricket should be played.
One of India's leading cricket writers has claimed that Adam Gilchrist is unquestionably the greatest one-day cricketer of all time.

Sharda Ugra, who is deputy editor of India Today magazine, was voicing his opinion as part of the big debate ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy on who is the leading 50-over player in the history of the game.

"My choice as the greatest ODI cricketer of all-time is Adam Gilchirst, because he shuts the door on the argument," wrote Sharda, who also collaborated with former India coach John Wright on his book John Wright's Indian Summers.

"Because he is arguably the first player every captain, past or present, would pick in an all-time XI to play anyone, anywhere. 

"Because he is a revolutionary who re-defined his game and the game, putting his own signature to what Sanath Jayasuriya started. 

"Because along with 9619 runs in the game scored at the top of the order, at a strike rate of 96.95, he has 417 catches and 55 stumpings, bringing two top-quality skills to his team. 

"Because his impact was lethal, definitive, averaging 41 in matches Australia won where he scored all his 16 100s and 43 of 55 fifties. 

"Because he was a pivotal figure in Australia's domination of the modern one-day game and its three back-to-back World Cup victories, his lowest score in three finals being 54. And, always, he entertained."

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