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Adam Gilchrist Picked Over Sachin Tendulkar As '21st Century’s Greatest' By Aussie Scribe

Former Australian opening batsman Adam Gilchrist was ranked above the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne in an elite list.

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Former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist was recently picked as the ‘Greatest Cricketer of the 21st Century’ by The Daily Telegraph. An Australian scribe made a list of 50 greatest players of the 21st century, which includes two Indians in the top 10. While current Indian captain Virat Kohli finds himself a rung below Adam Gilchrist, batting icon Sachin Tendulkar was clubbed between Dale Steyn (No.8) and Kumar Sangakkara (No.10).

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Adam Gilchrist, one of the greatest wicketkeeper-batsman of all time, was ranked above some of his legendary ex-teammates like Ricky Ponting (No.3), Shane Warne (No.7) and Glenn McGrath (No.11). Moreover, the publication even placed the cricketer-turned-commentator above the legendary Indian batting duo of Sachin Tendulkar (No.9) and Rahul Dravid (No.17) as well as modern-day batting legends Virat Kohli (No.2) and Steve Smith (No.6).

Former Indian captain and World Cup winner MS Dhoni, who has garnered admirations in the past from Gilchrist himself, was the next highest ranking Indian cricketer after Rahul Dravid at No.21. Master technician VVS Laxman (No.28), spin legend Anil Kumble (No.38), ace speedster Zaheer Khan (No.42), explosive opener Virender Sehwag (No.45) and the legendary off-spin duo of Harbhajan Singh (No.47) and Ravichandran Ashwin (No.48) were among other Indians in the elite list.

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A look at Daily Telegraph’s entire Top 50 cricketers of the century list

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India vs Australia 3rd Test updates

Adam Gilchrist is currently a part of the commentary panel for the ongoing India vs Australia Test Series Down Under. The cricketer-turned-commentator is teamed alongside his ex-colleagues Michael Hussey, Ricky Ponting among others. The India vs Australia 3rd Test match went underway today, Thursday, January 7, at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

For India vs Australia live streaming in India, fans can tune in to the Sony Pictures Sports Network (SONY TEN 1, SONY TEN 3 and SONY SIX). Meanwhile, for India vs Australia live scores, one can visit the official website and social media pages of the BCCI and Cricket Australia. The live streaming of the third Test will also be available for fans on the SonyLIV app.

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Image source: Sachin Tendulkar Twitter


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