Cricket Australia (CA) has paid tribute to former Australian Test all-rounder Gary Gilmour, who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 62. Former Aussie skipper Greg Chappell once compared Gilmour to the legendary Garfield Sobers.
'Gus' Gilmour introduced himself in the Test arena with a half-century and four wickets on debut against New Zealand in 1973-74 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and went on to represent his country in 15 Tests and five one-day internationals.
A left-arm swing bowling all-rounder, Gilmour took 54 Test wickets at 26.03 before his career was curtailed by a nagging foot injury. He also finished with 16 ODI career wickets at an incredible average of 10.31, including figures of 6-14 in the 1975 World Cup semi-final against England.