New Delhi. Jason Gillespie, Australia’s first Aboriginal male cricketer (Jason Gillespie) Today is birthday. Gillespie, who represented Australia for ten years, was known for his dangerous bowling. This bowler has also made a big record in his name in batting. In his last innings, Gillespie hit Bangladesh (Bangladesh) He played an innings of 201 runs against him in Chittagong. The record is still in place till date as a NightWatman batsman. However, this innings proved to be the last stop of his international career. Gillespie did not get a place in the Australian team after this match.
Landed at number three and hit a double century
In 2006, the Australian team went on a tour of Bangladesh. The second match of the two-Test series was being played in Chittagong. In front of Australia’s deadly bowling, Bangladesh’s first innings was reduced to 197 runs. After this, the opening pair of Phil Jacques and Matthew Hayden added 67 runs for the first wicket. When Matthew Hayden was dismissed after scoring 29 runs, Jason Gillespie was sent as a nightwatchman at number three. What happened after that is recorded in history.
320 runs partnership with Mice Hussey
There was a 90-run partnership between captain Ricky Ponting and Gillespie. Ponting was run out after scoring 52 runs. After this, Gillespie made a great partnership of 320 runs with Mike Hussey. Gillespie played an innings of 201 runs in 426 balls which included 26 fours and two sixes. Mike Hussey scored 182 runs in this match. Ponting declared the innings as soon as Gillespie’s double century was completed.
Australia got a lead of 384 runs in the first innings. Bangladesh’s second innings was reduced to 304 runs and Australia won the match by 80 runs. Gillespie was adjudged man of the match of this match. He also became the man of the series. But after that he could never play for Australia.
Jason Gillespie has also played the role of coach
Jason Gillespie has been the coach of the Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League. Apart from this, he was also the coach of English county team Yorkshire for 5 years. He has also helped Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma in difficult times. Ishant has credited Gillespie for the change in his game. Gillespie has played 71 Tests, 93 ODIs and one International T20 match for Australia. In his cricket career, which was affected by injury, he took 259 wickets in Test matches, 142 in ODIs and 1 wicket in T20.