IPL 6: Adam Gilchrist signs off career with Harbhajan Singh's wicket

Kings XI captain and wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist picked up a wicket with his first and last ball in IPL cricket, as Harbhajan Singh was the batsman to be dismissed.

Last updated on Sunday, 19 May, 2013 11:29 IST
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Dharamsala: Just like Sunil Gavaskar denied Zaheer Abbas a century by getting his only Test wicket, Adam Gilchrist will the tale of how he got Harbhajan Singh out with last delivery of his competitive career.

Playing his last IPL match, the 41-year-old decided to bowl off spin with the match won by the Kings XI. The first ball he bowled saw Harbhajan slog towards long-on. Gurkeerat Singh at boundary line took an easy catch, to give Gilchrist his first and only IPL wicket. Also read: Sleepless nights, no baths for Sreesanth

It proved to be 'a lucky 13' for Gilly as he had bowled only 12 deliveries prior to this in 648 competitive matches at the senior level.

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The Kings XI Punjab skipper got a fitting farewell as his teammates carried on their shoulders with the supporters giving him a standing ovation.

"Harbhajan took my wicket many many times, so I just wanted to mimic the reaction. Really well received by this fabulous crowd," Gilchrist said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

About the season, Gilchrist admitted it was a mixed one.

"Eight wins and eight losses, that sums up our cricket over the last three years. It will be interesting to see how the players' careers go over the next few years. Happy to watch now and be entertained. I have had wonderful memories with Kings XI Punjab," he added.

Story first published on: Saturday, 18 May 2013 20:32 IST

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