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Dharamshala, Adam Gilchrist's favourite cricket ground overseas

(life) Former Australia wicket keeper Adam Gilchrist says his favourite and most-fulfilling cricket ground overseas is in Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh and it's a unique experience playing on the field there.
Dharamshala, Adam Gilchrist's favourite cricket ground overseas

"It is just so beautiful; the architecture of the little pavilions is unique to that area. A ball is running in, it's a crystal-clear blue sky and behind there are snow-capped mountains. It's quite picturesque. You don't get that around the world very often," Gilchrist, 48, told life.

"It's here that you are most challenged on the field," he said, adding that he loves playing in India given the country's clear passion for the game.

The cricket legend was in India for the promotion of Tourism Western Australia, and also named his favourite grounds closer home: the WACA (Western Australian Cricket Association) and the Adelaide Oval.

Gilchrist grew up in Australia's New South Wales region, and moved to Perth 25 years ago, where he currently lives with his wife.

"We had all our children in Perth and never considered moving back. Western Australia is quite relaxed, there's pretty much open space. Thinking of my children growing up, there are sporting facilities available and the outdoor climate is beautiful."

Inviting Ind to Australia for the T20 World Cup 2020 and opening up about the city of Perth, Gilchrist said that it's growing and is "at par with other (Australian) cities as far as entertainment and experience is concerned".

(Siddhi Jain can be contacted at siddhi.j@.in)

( With inputs from IANS )

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