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Gilchrist times retirement perfectly

January 28, 2008

Timing is everything in professional sport and Adam Gilchrist showed why he is a master of choosing the perfect moment with the shock announcement he was retiring.

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    The Australian vice-captain stunned the cricketing world when he revealed he was quitting at the end of the summer, just 24 hours after breaking the world record for the most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in test cricket.

    His team mates and even members of his own family were surprised by his decision, yet it was typical of a man who has always defied convention.

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    Photographs: Getty Images | Text: Reuters

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