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Gilly may not return to IPL as a player

Kings XI Punjab captain Adam Gilchrist today hinted that he won't be taking any further participation in the Indian Premier League as a player from next season after his side crashed out of the fifth edition of the Twenty20 event in Dharamsala.

india Updated: May 20, 2012 00:06 IST

Kings XI Punjab captain Adam Gilchrist on Saturday hinted that he won't be taking any further participation in the Indian Premier League as a player from next season after his side crashed out of the fifth edition of the Twenty20 event in Dharamsala.

Kings XI needed to win their last league match against table toppers Delhi Daredevils at the HPCA stadium here in order to stand in with a chance of advancing to the four-team play-offs.

But soon after Kings XI slumped to a six-wicket defeat against the Daredevils, Gilchrist, who retired from international cricket way back in 2008, said he probably had played his last in the IPL.

"I suspect this might be the end of the road for me in the IPL, but let's see how it goes. Will go back home and think about future plans," Gilchrist said at the post-match press conference.

"It was a topsy-turvy road for us but the team fought really well. It was a pleasure to lead the side," the Australian added.

Gilchrist also credited the Daredevils bowlers for restricting Kings XI to a modest 141 for eight after inviting the home team to bat.

He said the hosts were 20 runs short of what would have been a competitive total on this track.