Gilchrist says no need to panic; focus on positives

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Melbourne, Nov 13 (UNI) Retired wicket keeper Adam Gilchrist has asked the Australians not to panic after the 0-2 loss to India and cited that even Steve Waugh-led all-conquering side had to return empty handed in their 2001 tour.

Gilchrist further exuded confidence that under-fire captain Ricky Ponting will be back to his winning ways when the Australian team take on New Zealand in the home series next week.

''People shouldn't be panicking too much, it was frustrating to be defeated but there were still some positive signs there with some new careers starting,'' Gilchrist was quoted as saying by Herald Sun today.

''The most glaring thing I think from India is it reminded me what a difficult place it is to tour and how hard it is to win there.

''In 2001 we went there with one of the best cricket teams ever assembled and we still couldn't win,'' Gilchrist added.

Gilchrist, who will lead an All-Stars Twenty20 side against the current Australian team tomorrow, added, ''This summer's familiar conditions are like chalk and cheese compared to India.'' UNI XC RAR RKM AS1614

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