November 5, 2003
Adam's the apple
He may lack the grace of an Alan Knott and the doggedness of an Ian Healy, but currently there is no better wicket-keeper in world cricket than Adam Gilchrist.
Australia is universally considered a mean machine. A few things are the norm for them: they talk on and off the field; they do not walk; they look to crush you, psyche you out, and whatever else it takes to win!
But in the 2003 World Cup in South Africa, Gilchrist walked in the semi-final match against Sri Lanka despite being given not out by umpire Rudi Koertzen. Eyebrows were raised, but the gesture was widely appreciated. He later said his heart told him he must walk.
Isn't it said a man must be judged by his actions, not words?