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Gilchrist to be Australia's Education Ambassador to India

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In a move set to further strengthen education ties with India, Australian government appointed former cricketer Adam Gilchrist as nation's inaugural ambassador to the region on education.The announcment was made by the Minister for Education and Training Christopher Pyne prior to attending the Annual Ministerial Dialogue and third Australia-India Education Council meeting in New Delhi on August 24.

Adam Gilchrist as the first Australia-India Education Ambassador. Adam will play an important part in supporting the growth in the strong bilateral education relationship between Australia and India, to help ensure that Australia continuesto be seen as a high quality provider of education.Consistent with the pillars of the Draft National Strategy for International Education, the Australian Government is committed to reaching out to the world,"

Adam Craig Gilchrist born 14 November 1971, nicknamed "Gilly" or "Churchy",is a former Australian cricketer and one of the most explosive batsmen in world cricket. He was the captain of Australia, and Middlesex. He is an attacking left-handed batsman and record-breaking wicket-keeper, who redefined the role for the Australia national cricket team through his aggressive batting. He is widely regarded as the greatest wicket-keeper–batsman in the history of the game. He held the world record for the most dismissals by a wicket-keeper in One Day International (ODI) cricket till it was surpassed by Kumar Sangakkara in 2015 and the most by an Australian in Test cricket. His strike rate is amongst the highest in the history of both ODI and Test cricket; his century against England at Perth in December 2006 is the third-fastest century in all Test cricket. He is the only player to have hit 100 sixes in Test cricket.