Gilchrist named greatest Oz ODI cricketer of all timeNovember 14th, 2007 - 5:41 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Nov.14 (ANI): Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist has been named Australia’s greatest one-day international cricketer of all-time.
Gilchrist, on his 36th birthday, was handed the honour by his peers, with all 163 players to have represented Australia in ODIs invited to vote on the best, reports Fox Sports.
In total, 110 players voted and Gilchrist won comfortably with 38 per cent of the poll from his captain Ricky Ponting (19 per cent) and former skipper Steve Waugh(14 per cent).
Three-time World Cup winner Gilchrist received the honour at an Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) function at Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Wednesday, where the second Test against Sri Lanka starts on Friday.
Gilchrist saved his best until last in this year’s Caribbean World Cup campaign with a spectactular 149 off 104 balls against Sri Lanka in the final in Barbados.
The ACA held a special tribute dinner in Sydney in February to announce Australia’s greatest ODI team, as voted by former and current Australia ODI players. (ANI)
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