Sydney: One of the world's greatest wicketkeepers and fearful openers Adam Gilchrist fears that the 'One Day Cricket' may soon lose its charm and become obsolete. He has said that the ODI Cricket is on a downward side and may soon vanish.
The Cricketing great believes that the ODI cricket has been losing its appeal in Australia after the introduction and subsequent success of the T20 format.
The former wicketkeeper-batsman believes that ODI cricket may not last after the 2015 World Cup pinned up to be played in Australia and New Zealand.
Gilchrist was born on November 14, 1971). He had been an attacking left-handed batsman and record-breaking wicket-keeper, who redefined the role for the Australian national team through his aggressive batting. He is considered to be one of the greatest wicket-keeper–batsmen in the history of the game.
He holds the world record for the most dismissals by a wicket keeper in One Day International (ODI) cricket and the most by an Australian in Test cricket. His strike rate is amongst the highest in the history of both ODI and Test cricket; his century against England at Perth in December 2006 is the second-fastest century in all Test cricket. He is the only player to have hit 100sixes in Test cricket.
His 17 Test and 16 ODI centuries are the most by a wicket-keeper. He holds the unique record of scoring at least 50 runs in successive World Cup finals (in 1999, 2003 and 2007) and is one of only three players to have won three titles.