Believe in building teams: Gilly

Gilchrist, here to endorse the University of Wollongong of Australia for which he is the brand ambassador, confirmed his intention of continuing to lead Deccan Chargers, adding, “I believe in building teams. After almost three years of playing together, the teams gel together well.”

Gilchrist said his perspective on the Umpire Decision Review System had changed since retiring from international Cricket. “Even though I belong to the old school where the final call is left to the umpire, as an outsider now I would certainly like the technology to be put use to review their decisions. But the question is about the financial implications for such a blanket review system,” Gilchrist added.

Describing VVS Laxman as the unsung hero of Indian cricket, Gilchrist said Laxman was always there for the Indian team in need. “Laxman is kind and gentle, but not the headline act, like Tendulkar, Dravid or Sourav Ganguly,” he noted.

As a true brand ambassador for Australian education, Gilchrist said he was ashamed of the incidents of attacks on Indian students in his country. “A minisuscule number of people resort to attacks and I believe that is against what we believe in as a nation.”

Chris Grange, vice-principal (Administration), University of Wollongong, was also present at the press conference.

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