The Crotchet’s Corner

My perspective about all things inconsequential

C’mon Gilly, just one more …

I hope Adam Gilchrist hits at least one six during Deccan Chargers’ match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on 21st May.

This will then give him his 25th six in the current edition of the Indian Premier League. And, more importantly, will fund 25 modified bicycles for disabled children through Amway Australia’s Freedom Wheels Program. Each of the bicycles costs approximately 600 dollars.

Gilchris Freedom Wheel

The program is run in partnership with Technical Aid to the Disabled (TAD) who have taken on Gilchrist’s help. The retired Australian wicketkeeper accepted the target of 25 set by Amway, and was determined to clear the boundary as many times as he could during the tournament.

“As a father of three kids, I know how much fun riding a bike can be for a child. Now, every six I hit means a smile on a child’s face,” said the hard-hitting wicketkeeper-batsman.

Gilchrist has always been an aggressive and competitive sportsman, and a pleasure to watch when in full flow. Bowlers might not be amused by the sight of Gilchrist depositing the ball into the stands, but even the most cynical and hardened opponent will surely applaud the Aussie should he get to the target.

I will certainly cheer and hope that Gilchrist gets there.

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May 20, 2009 - Posted by | About this and that, Cricket | , , ,

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