Luke Sparrow Gillian saw the 200th Test as a supporter of Australia
Do the players on the field just play? They are the ‘one-of-a-kind’ players to the beloved team who have given incredible support to the gallery. They may not have contributed to the bat-ball fight on the field, but they have played their role as ‘XII’ players with a strong support. General Chat Chat LoungFor that, the record of the highest Test match game for Australia was not Steve Waugh or Ricky Ponting!
Luke ‘Sparrow’ Gillian. The name will be stranger, that’s normal. According to statistics, Wahl-Ponting has played the highest five Tests for Australia. Luke Gillian’s name will not be included in this nerd statistic of cricket. General Chat Chat LoungHe is known as ‘Sparrow’ to Australian audiences from many countries. This Gillian is not a player on the field, but a ‘player’ in the gallery.
Do the players on the field just play? They are the ‘one-of-a-kind’ players to the beloved team who have given incredible support to the gallery. General Chat Chat LoungThey may not have contributed to the bat-ball fight on the field, but they have played their role as ‘XII’ players with a strong support. For that, the record of the highest Test match game for Australia was not Steve Waugh or Ricky Ponting!
Luke ‘Sparrow’ Gillian. The name will be stranger, that’s normal. General Chat Chat LoungAccording to statistics, Wahl-Ponting has played the highest five Tests for Australia. Luke Gillian’s name will not be included in this nerd statistic of cricket. He is known as ‘Sparrow’ to Australian audiences from many countries. This Gillian is not a player on the field, but a ‘player’ in the gallery.
General Chat Chat LoungHow much Gillian’s supporters of the Australian team would know about his life is understandable. Gillian has been seen in the gallery wherever Australia has played the last 20 years. The flag of Australia is flying. He has found his feet in all the countries of Test cricket. Now, as the mother of the Lord’s Gallery. General Chat Chat LoungThe ongoing Lord’s Test is the 28th Test of his ‘career’ as a fan of the Australia team. Gillian has long been behind Wah and Ponting as the ‘player’ of the gallery.
Gillian realized that he loved cricket when he was only 8 years old. After 25 years, he realized that it was his livelihood too. General Chat Chat LoungIn this innings of life, he will hit ‘Fifty’ next July, but there is no shortage of livelihoods. That colorful shirt, a bat on the shoulders and the one-handed Australian flag – Gillian has been celebrating every boundary, wicket taker or anything good in the team for more than two decades! General Chat Chat LoungAnd he has established the Australian Test supporter group ‘Weaving the Flag’ in the long haul.
The road that loves cricket is not only long but also exhausting. Any cricketer who has played at least 5 Tests knows how many places to go around in his career, how many days he has to be without family and traveling. General Chat Chat LoungThe same is true of fans like Gillian. The cricketers, of course, have enough security and privileges in their walks, but there is nothing for the fans. Which has to be done manually. And Gillian himself has occasionally been skeptical of going on this Hapa swimming, ‘Double Century’ will be!
General Chat Chat LoungGillian shared a memory of this week with the Cricket Australia website, ‘Let’s go to Sri Lanka. The place to watch cricket is no comparison. There was a schedule like that for 7 days. But since moving there, he has never been ready to return home. The heart was shattering. Since then there have been many storms in Gillian’s life. The travel business has been hit, and even a shirt-making company has collapsed for various Brexit taxes – in which Gillian has to face bankruptcy. General Chat Chat LoungIn the midst of these interruptions, his longtime traveling companion died in a Moscow hospital, and London home had to be evacuated.
General Chat Chat LoungThe man who has steadily supported the Australian team over the years in Kolkata, Cape Town or Chittagong, and in his misery, Australian players have stood alongside Gillian in the squad. Congratulations to Luke ‘Sparrow’ Gillian for having “not knocked out” David Warner’s tweet about his 27th Test at Lord’s. General Chat Chat LoungYour incredible efforts over the past 20 years have been an example to all of us. At this time he has seen the rise and fall of the Australian team but the support has never diminished. ”
Gillian’s love for cricket began in school life. General Chat Chat LoungGillian saw the record for the highest wicket-taker in Test cricket by lifting Lance Gibbs in the MCG Test. At the age of 5, he stood at the boundary of the field. Before coming to the field, he brought a bicycle ram in his sevens. It took Lily to make an offer. General Chat Chat LoungTwo years later, he came to Sydney by night and stayed in a canal. That was Gillian’s first test in Sydney as a junior member.
Australia visited the West Indies in the 5th. Use the opportunity to try Gillian Eker. General Chat Chat LoungOn that trip, Gillian noted that during the three-day preparation match in St Kitts, after the break from drinking water, Australian players were offered nothing but cola, a national beverage sponsor. The scene struck his mind. The next day, Gillian borrowed a flat pot containing the ‘tray’ from the house where he was staying. General Chat Chat LoungBefore going to the field he bought some fruits from the local market. On the second day of play, the pitcher entered the field during the water break and handed over the fruits to his team. It is the basis of his spiritual relationship with the national team.
General Chat Chat LoungThen, on the tour of Australia headed by Mark Taylor, Steve Waugh or Ricky Ponting, everyone in the team knew Gillian in the gallery – with the bat on the shoulder and the Australian flag in hand.
Gillian and his teammates also received a call from the Australian team at the festival. General Chat Chat LoungEven the Australian players have sung victory songs under his leadership in the dressing room. And on that Ashes tour, Lord Gillian batted with Steve Wohr at Lord’s Center wicket! However, in writing. Gillian lends his own calendar to Wahl (Gillian later wrote a book introduction to Wahl). General Chat Chat LoungAnd Wah chose that place to put the calendar inside his pad. Forgot it later! The former Australian captain was batting after that pad.
Gillian was worried because of the turmoil in her life, whether she would be able to see the Ashes this time in England. Australia knew the milestone but his milestone. General Chat Chat LoungMeanwhile, after recovering from a friend’s flat in Austria, in a car to save Gillian’s life. From there, Gillian emailed Australia’s team manager Gavin Dovey and told him he might not be able to go to England. General Chat Chat LoungMeanwhile, Gillian’s friends Justin Langer and Steve Waugh were with the Australian team, and they decided to negotiate if they could come to England.
After Gillian arrived in England, he was invited to the Lord’s Supper.
Australia also got a spot in the official picture of the team. General Chat Chat LoungHe was handed a cake and a memorial jersey signed by the players in the Lord’s Long Room.
The man who spent most of his time in the gallery, who was just a bottle of water to support the party, Gillian said after receiving the status, “I never expected that.” General Chat Chat LoungGavin has said for weeks that he must appear in team practice on Monday. Is there an arrangement for me? These gifts are invaluable to me. The Memorial of the 21st Test – which means that the bread is always as thin as it has two backs. “
If one of those two backs of happiness is happy, the other is sad? General Chat Chat LoungIf such a supporter would get any party would always want to show him his happiness. And Gillian is not only supportive of Team Pain’s ‘twelfth’ player