Tough for Indian Cricketers to Escape Attention – Adam Gilchrist
Former Australian wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist recently admitted that players these days should find a way to relax and get away from all the pressure.
Meanwhile, with the advent of different cricketing leagues, it has been tough for the cricketers to manage the workload. However, Gilchrist feels playing cricket has always been challenging but it has increased folds now.
“It’s always been challenging. There’s so much cricket now, it gets difficult for these guys to have time off.
But they just need to find a way to relax and get away from all the pressure. I know it’s difficult for the Indian players in particular. They can never feel like they can escape the attention,” Adam Gilchrist said to International Business Times.
Speaking on adapting to different formats, Gilchrist feels top players can easily adjust to different formats. However, he feels there are few cricketers who are tailormade only for a specific format.
“There are clearly some players who are suited to shorter versions more than Test cricket and four-day cricket. They will be pigeonholed into specific formats. However, I believe the best players will adjust to all formats and be successful across the formats.
“Guys like AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Joe Root, and David Warner have done well across all formats. Top players will always find a way,” Adam Gilchrist added.
I was lucky to have tasted all of it
The swashbuckling southpaw noted that he was lucky to witness every part of the game. Gilchrist also took part in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for six seasons, which he feels was landscape changer.
“I have never thought about that and I wouldn’t change a thing about my career. I was very, very fortunate to play through the era that I did. I played the bulk of my career in a more traditional landscape.
“At the same time, I felt very privileged to experience the introduction of T20 cricket — IPL which was a landscape changer. I played six seasons in that. I was lucky to be able to have a taste of all of it,” Adam Gilchrist signed off.
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