Aussie duo bow out
Australian duo Adam Gilchrist and Brad Hogg have retired from international cricket.
Last Updated: 04/03/08 2:29pm
Adam Gilchrist and Brad Hogg both bade farewell to international cricket following Australia's CB Series final defeat to India on Tuesday.
The world champions went down 2-0 in the CB Series final after their defeats in Sydney and Brisbane.
And despite not going out on a high before moving to the Indian Premier League, Gilchrist remained buoyant.
"It's been a magic ride for me it's not the fairytale ending tonight, but its certainly been a fairytale career for me," the wicketkeeper-batsman told Sky Sports 1.
"To be involved with it all is obviously something I'll hold very dear for the rest of my life."
Gilchrist bows out with an average of just under 36 runs per innings in One-Day International (ODI) cricket and has taken more than 400 catches.
All-rounder Brad Hogg has also graced the international field for the last time.
Despite not being picked for the Brisbane defeat he did manage to bowl Yuvraj and hit 23 not out in the Sydney loss.
Hogg retires with 156 wickets to his name in 123 ODIs and an average of 20.25 with the bat.
"It's been a privilege," he added. "Twelfth man has been my role, and I've been in and out of the team whether it's a spinning wicket or a seaming wicket, one way or the other I'm on or off, but I've really enjoyed it.
"I've loved every minute of it. It's been a childhood dream and to live that childhood dream and make a living out of it is fantastic. I'm still pinching myself."