The Kings XI captain has said he had no problem sitting out the side’s last match.
Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist has spoken about his form after the franchise decided to drop the Australian veteran for their IPL defeat to Mumbai Indians on Monday.
Gilchrist has struggled to find any consistency with the bat so far in 2013 and subsequently lost his place in the starting XI after questions were raised over whether he warranted a position.
However, the 42-year-old has expressed that it was a purely cricketing decision and that it would be stupid to read too much into so-called form.
“Form is a rubbish word. It’s more accurate to say you’re not getting results,” Gilchrist told ipl20.com.
“I have hit a lot of balls in the nets and feel very comfortable. But that hasn’t translated to results in games.
“I haven’t contributed and that’s no problem when you’ve got batting talent like Shaun Marsh, Pomersbach, David Hussey and David Miller.”
The experienced wicket-keeper batsman may struggle to get back into the side after they were unlucky to lose to Mumbai, with Miller showing he can perform with the bat scoring 56.
Hussey chipped in with 34 whilst Marsh was unfortunate to be dismissed for 10 when Kieron Pollard pulled off a spectacular catch to stop the Australian.
The defeat was Kings XI’s second in a row and leaves them languishing in sixth position and six points off the pace.
Although Gilchrist will want to see his side perform well, if the top order continue to score regularly like they did on Monday then the skipper may have to continue watching from the sidelines.