Adam Gilchrist has admitted his fifty against his former team, the Deccan Chargers, was particularly satisfying because he had been bad mouthed by someone within the Charges camp.
Gilchrist led Deccan in the first three editions of the IPL but was not retained by the franchise and was subsequently snapped up by the Kings XI.
Up against his former team on Saturday, the Australian finally came to the party after a slow start to the tournament, scoring 61 in a 136-run opening stand with Paul Valthaty as the men from Punjab recorded an eight-wicket win.
When he reached his half-century, Gilchrist waved his bat in the direction of the pavilion with great vigour, a gesture that was later revealed to have significant meaning behind it.
Not usually one to be flustered, Gilchrist admitted that he had been fired up by comments from the Deccan camp.
“I have had a very good three years with the Hyderabad team. I have fond memories of it. It has been a nice journey. But somebody from the franchise spoke s*** about me. That person has been spreading rumours and talking about me in a context that I fail to understand. It came to me from somebody else and I have been really hurt,” said the 41-year-old.
“The person who is responsible will know exactly who I am talking about. After three years of togetherness and teamwork, this comes as a big disappointment. I don’t think I deserve this. I have been angry and hurt, so I just wanted to say this out,” he added. Cricket365