5 Australian cricketers Indians love to love
2) Adam Gilchrist
Adam Gilchrist was definitely ahead of his time. While he played in the era of Test and 50 over cricket, there remains a feeling that he was meant to play T20 cricket. Electric behind the stumps and electric with the bat in the hand, Gilchrist was a sight to behold.
He played the game in his own way, and the Indians enjoyed watching his aggressive style. He had the ability to turn a game on its head whenever he walked into bat. Gilchrist was also known to be a very honest cricketer, who would often walk if he believed he was out.
He won the 2009 IPL with the Deccan Chargers. By that point, he had already established himself as a fan favourite in India. Youngsters in India aspired to bat like him, to look so natural while absolutely destroying the bowling. Gilchrist is missed.