Adam Gilchrist: Indian Fielders Used To Call A Word Whenever Harbhajan Got Me Out

Adam Gilchrist: Indian Fielders Used To Call A Word Whenever Harbhajan Got Me Out

Adam Gilchrist, Australia, 500 runs, ICC World Cup 2019
Australia to break England's world record, Gilchrist. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman, Adam Gilchrist recalls being said a certain word by the Indian team, whenever spinner Harbhajan Singh used to get him out. Former Australian wicket-keeper recalled his memories playing against the Indian side. He says that they didn’t say much while he was scoring runs, but as soon as he got out to Harbhajan Singh they said a certain word. Harbhajan Singh who was an arch-nemesis to the Australian side just naturally knew how to get the big guns out.

Harbhajan Singh has out of the world figures against the Australian side. In his Test career he got Ricky Ponting out 10 times, Matthew Hayden, nine times, followed by Adam Gilchrist, seven times. In his comeback series in 2001 against Australia, Harbhajan Singh picked up 32 wickets in three matches and almost single-handedly won India the series at home.

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Whenever Harbhajan Singh got me out, they said a particular word: Adam Gilchrist

Adam Gilchrist said in an interview with TV presenter Madonna Teixeira in her show ‘Live Connect’.

“I can’t remember what the word was but it wasn’t so much when I was scoring runs but every time Harbhajan got me out… There was a word I’m not sure I must be saying it,” Gilchrist said.

Adam Gilchrist, Rishabh Pant
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It was one of the greatest individual performances in cricket history. Harbhajan Singh has an average of 29.95 against Australia, taking 95 wickets in the 18 matches he played against them.

Adam Gilchrist recalls travelling to India

The former Australian wicket-keeper has travelled to India on many occasions with the Australian team and also to play in the Indian Premier League.

“It’s always good fun. Love India..Indians treat us so well it’s beautiful. We stopped with the Chief Minister to look at the Gandhi statue that stopped traffic. One morning in Mumbai when I woke up and went for a jog around the water there …had a hat on, sunglasses on, earphones in, head down. Some Cricket fans spotted me and Once I was spotted they kept running and running and running,” Gilchrist added.

Adam Gilchrist, MS Dhoni

“They chased me for a selfie. It was great fun. It’s always entertaining, always plenty of energy. Look forward to I’m not sure when the next trip will be but can’t wait to be back in India,” added Gilchrist.

Adam Gilchrist is one of the greatest names in cricket history. He was the one who revolutionised the role of a wicket-keeper batsman. He was a dasher of a batsman and had equally good keeping skills. Adam Gilchrist decided to retire in 2013 and has now taken up TV commentary.