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cricket Updated: Oct 30, 2009 18:21 IST
Debjeet Kundu
Debjeet Kundu
Hindustan Times
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Adam Gilchrist has been to India many times before. But this time the aggressive cricketer is here with a message. “I met up with some Indian students before coming here and they said that they still feel safe in Australia as before,” says Gilchrist referring to the recent attacks on Indian students in his country.

Gilchrist says, one of the students even asked him to send this message across to Indian parents, “so that my mom doesn’t call me every day in fear”. One of the finest ambassadors of modern cricket, Gilchrist was in the Capital endorsing the University of Wollongong.

Concerned “not just about the security of Indians in Australia, but the ties between the two nations in general”, the former Australian wicket-keeper feels, “the love for cricket which Indians and Australians share equally will never let the relations sour between them.”

And as for himself, he loves coming back to India. “It’s always thrilling to be back here and specially Delhi,” says Gilly.

The Hyderabad IPL team captain feels, “It’s a challenge to lead and understand such a wonderful cross-cultural melting pot. I’m learning so much more the Indian culture now.”