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‘I find it lot more difficult in T20 cricket’

Australian great Adam Gilchrist finds it ‘difficult’ to adapt to the fast nature of Twenty20 cricket and says the slam bang format does not give players enough time to ‘correct mistakes’.

‘I find it lot more difficult in T20 cricket where it is just happening and you don’t have time to make up for your mistakes or errors, such is the pace of that game,’ said Gilchrist, who as captain of Kings XI Punjab is going through a lean patch in the ongoing Pepsi Indian Premier League.

 ‘In Test match cricket, traditional longer cricket, it was somewhat easier to be able to do that. You had a bit of time, if you did indeed make an error of judgement or didn’t react appropriately. You have got time to rectify that,’ the former Australian wicket-keeper batsman said.

The veteran Australian said the decision to sit out was easy one but the realisation of going through a lean phase was difficult to accept. ‘The end call wasn’t overly difficult but I guess coming to the realisation of that within yourself and acknowledging that you are not doing what you previously have been able to do,’ said Gilchrist.   ‘I have been playing so little cricket now, it is probably no surprise that I am not quite able to do like the youngsters.’
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