A getaway might have helped Australia in India, feels Adam Gilchrist

When Australia triumphed over India in 2004, Gilchrist was the skipper and the team spend quality time away from cricket then.

updated: March 12, 2013 12:43 IST
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Melbourne: The Australian players might have been better served by using the eight-day break before the third Test against India by taking their minds off cricket, feels former great Adam Gilchrist.

Gilchrist was at the helm when Australia triumphed in the Indian sub-continent in 2004, the first time in 40 years, and the former stumper said his players going off on different directions during the break between the second and third game worked for them.

"Sometimes it gets to a point where you do need that time to clear your head and get away from it. India is that sort of venue that for all the wonderful things about India - the intrigue, and the fascinating country that it is - I find it is a place that becomes all-consuming and not just in a cricket sense," Gilchrist said.

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