Kings XI Punjab captain Adam Gilchrist has refused to rush into making a decision on his future as a player.
The Australian endured a poor IPL season, producing only two knocks of any real substance and with compatriot Shane Warne calling time on his career, there have been suggestions that Gilchrist will follow suit.
“Let the dust settle down and then I will sit with the franchise and review the performance. There are 12 months to prepare for the next IPL and in that course I will discuss my role with the KXIP owners,” Gilchrist said following the Kings Xi’s exit from the tournament.
Having retired from all other forms of cricket two years ago, the 42-year-old was the first to admit he had not performed at the level he would have liked.
“Yes, barring one or two knocks, I did not set the IPL on fire. It was pretty disappointing not to contribute with the bat in more matches,” he said.
Despite this, the wicketkeeper was defiant in the face of suggestions that his playing career was over.
“I have not made any announcement, and please do not come to such conclusion,” he insisted. Cricket365