McMillan lambasts 'righteous' Gilchrist

Published on Nov 22, 2004 05:00 PM IST

Kiwi batsman Craig McMillan accused Adam Gilchrist of forcing him to support his 'walking crusade' during their much-publicised row in Brisbane.

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PTI | ByAgence France-Presse, Brisbane

New Zealand batsman Craig McMillan accused Australia's Adam Gilchrist of being "righteous" during their much-publicised row after Australia's first-Test win, it emerged on Monday.

Television reports also broadcast audio footage of McMillan lambasting the wicket-keeper when he called for him to "walk", or give himself out, following a caught-behind appeal during New Zealand's second-innings capitulation.

"Not everyone is (expletive) walking Gilly. Not everyone has to walk mate," he was heard to say through the stump microphones.

McMillan was out the following delivery, leg before wicket for nine to Jason Gillespie, as New Zealand slumped to 76 all out on the fourth day to lose by an innings and 156 runs.

Gilchrist, who is also Australia's vice captain, has repeatedly called for batsmen to give themselves out before waiting for the umpire's decision and has frequently done so himself, including in the recent Mumbai Test against India.

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