Saturday, May 23, 2009
Gili gili gili hocus pocus
50 runs in 17 balls and 85 in 35. That's a measure of the pace with which Adam Gilchrist batted to push out Sehwag's Daredevils in the semifinals of IPL'09.
Once again , not for the last time though, Gilchrist showed in his blistering innings of 45 minutes that in the world of cricket, there has never been a better & more consistent entertainer than him. On all of Gilli's days, even the greatest Bollywood entertainers appear ordinary.
Deccan now faces the winner of Chennai & Bangalore on this Sunday. The final would be worth watching just only for another of Gilli's hard hitting innings.
As IPL'09 comes to a close in South Africa amidst half-empty stands, one can't help but recall the old saying, "The more things change (from Test to T20), the more he (Gilchrist) remains the same".
Adam Gilchrist, for sure, is the topmost brand of IPL and thankfully so considering that at the start of the tournament; one of the Bollywood entertainers-cum-franchisee owners was using his PR skills to wrongfully credit the top spot to himself.
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