12 Jan 2024
A fake quote by former Australian wicketkeeper batter Adam Gilchrist stated: "Pakistan is the worst Asian team in Australian conditions. What have they won here in the last 35 years."
The statement made the rounds on social media, forcing the former player to speak up against it and clarifying his stance.
Former cricketer Adam Gilchrist has clarified that he has never demeaned the current Pakistan cricket team that lost to Australia earlier this month. Aussies whitewashed Green Shirts for the seventh time.
“I never said this. Absolutely fake, made up quotes,” Gilchrist said while replying to a Facebook post misattributing him.
The tourists had an eight-wicket victory and 3-0 Test series sweep over visitors in Sydney on January 6.
I never said this. Absolutely fake, made up quotes. Pakistan were excellent at times this summer, against a World Champion Aust team and very nearly pinched a Test or two. #fakenews #ignore pic.twitter.com/DsQ9KUINIr— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) January 11, 2024
The statement attributed to Gilchrist was fake.