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Ashes 2021 LIVE: Alex Carey makes his debut, Adam Gilchrist handovers Baggy Green with inspirational speech, check out

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Ashes 2021 LIVE: Alex Carey debut Australia wicket-keeper Alex Carey finally made his Test debut after playing 83 limited-overs games for the country. He received his maiden cap from legendary Adam Gilchrist to become the 461st Test player for Australia. The former great gave a riveting speech to Carey on his Test debut. Follow Ashes 2021 LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN

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Gilchrist told Carey that it has been a courageous journey to be living the dream. He said that a sense of entitlement comes with the cap.

“Mate, you [Alex Carey] deserve this. Rest assure that you deserve this, there is absolutely no way this is given out lightly. It’s been a courageous journey, you walked away from one journey (playing AFL) and courageously resumed another dream and here you are fulfilling that dream today. Absolutely brilliant,” Adam Gilchrist told Alex Carey.

“The prime thing about this cap is that there’s a lot of value placed on this, but not for a moment is there a sense of entitlement that comes with it. It doesn’t make you any more special than anyone else in society. But what I will say is that if you play with humility, if you play with integrity, honesty and complete commitment to this group of people here – and I know that you will – and a sense of fun, the people in society will ride with you through the highs and, probably more important, when the lows and challenges come they will carry you,” he concluded.

  • Alex Carey had played 45 ODIs and 28 T20Is for Australia. He replaced former Australia captain Tim Paine.
  • He bats at an average of 36 in ODIs and is expected to leave his mark in test cricket. He has scored a century and six fifties in his short career with 50+ dismissals.
  • He didn’t have had to wait long for his first dismissal, he helped Australia get rid of England No.3 batsman Dawid Malan. The latter got caught out of Josh Hazlewood.
  • He had scored a century for Southern Australia against Queensland in domestic cricket to make him a front runner for the wicket-keeping role.

Ashes 2021 LIVE: Alex Carey makes his debut, Adam Gilchrist handovers Baggy Green with inspirational speech, check out

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