T20 at par with Test cricket: Gilchrist

Published: Saturday, May 23, 2009, 17:35 [IST]
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 T20 at par with Test cricket

Centurion: Adam Gilchrist who played one of the greatest T20 knock on Friday at Centurion feels that Twenty20 is at par with Test cricket when it comes to pressure.

Challengers captain said that the unforgiving nature of Twenty20 did not give teams a chance to resurrect after committing a mistake, just the way it happened in Tests.

"I think Twenty20 cricket applies more pressure on the players. It is at par with Test cricket simply because in T20s it is a real battle of wits as a batsman it is against the bowler and if you are a bowler then it is against the batsman," Gilchrist said.

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"It is like a game where whoever blinks first could end up paying the ultimate price. There is just no time to make a mistake. In a Test match, if you make a mistake you get time and the opportunity to resurrect. I think that is the beauty of the game. It can be played in different formats but the basic constituents of the game remain the same," the Deccan Chargers skipper added.

Former Australian Wicket Keeper led his team into the Indian Premier League final with a breathtaking 35-ball 85 in the semis against Delhi Daredevils on Friday.

Gilchrist also said that he felt disappointed after missing the century in Centurion on Friday.

"It is surely disappointing to get out before the break. I should have seen the side home. You think after 15 years of international cricket you would have learnt something for sure, apparently not," he said.


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