Adam Gilchrist responds to reports of himself being the richest cricketer with $380 million net worth

While a recent media report claimed that former Australian player Adam Gilchrist is the richest cricketer, the former wicketkeeper-batsman has claimed that it is untrue. Gilchrist was topped the list published by World Index, which claimed that the flamboyant left-handed batsman had a net worth of $380 million (approximately ₹3,140-crore).

The same report also placed Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar at the second spot, followed by his compatriots MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli.

The former Kings XI Punjab cricketer tweeted, “It’s a case of mistaken identity here. Of course my namesake who founded F45 played cricket, in this case he is absolutely correct.”

He even accompanied his tweet with #doyourresearch and #fakenews to suggest that the news was not based on empirical evidence.

Check out his tweet here:

Notably, the 51-year-old is widely regarded as one of the finest wicketkeeper-batsmen to have ever played, having transformed both with his performances during a number of matches during his playing days in favor of the Kangaroos. behind the bat and gloves. He is an experienced player having scored 5570, 9619 and 272 runs in 97 Test matches, 287 ODIs and 13 T20 matches respectively.

Gilchrist is also known for leading one of the most extraordinary comebacks in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). While his franchise Deccan Chargers (now defunct) finished at the bottom of the league table in the inaugural season and managed only a couple of wins in 14 matches, the Gilchrist-led franchise surprised one and all when they went on to lift the trophy. Grow up 2009 ended on top of the table with 10 wins out of 14.

Gilchrist was also the top run-getter for his franchise this season and the second-highest run-scorer in this edition of the competition, scoring 495 runs in 16 innings.

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