Gilly impressed with Indian young turks

Published: Thursday, November 15, 2007, 3:35 [IST]
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Sydney: Mesmerised by the strokeplay of the young brigade of Team India, recently voted 'Australia's Best ODI Cricketer', Adam Gilchrist feels the young brigade of 'Men In Blue' has poised a serious threat to all the existing stroke makers of the world cricket.

According to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald, the 36-year-old dashing left-hander was awestruck by the power in the shots of the young Indian batsmen during the Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa and in the just-concluded seven-match ODI series last month.

''The way the young guys are hitting them these days, I don't feel like I'm keeping up.

''Some of the things I saw in India, some of the shots their young players are playing and the power in the game at that Twenty20 tournament was amazing,'' Aussie swashbuckler said.

The three time World Cup winning campaigner also wonders whenever he sees the Indian young turks batting, he feels the curtain is slowly and steadily coming down on his power-hitting career.

''I definitely feel like I have still got a role to play and still can be very much a feature in one-day cricket, but it's a bit different.

''There may have been a time when I was a trailblazer, but I think it has surpassed me now. I'm not saying I'm redundant, it's just the way the game is evolving, and it's exciting,'' he explained.


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