It’s 27th April, and it’s our very own Adam Gilchrist’s wedding anniversary. While the team was out there at Chepauk, everybody from the KXIP support staff teamed up with the Taj Coromandal and planned a surprise for our coach and captain Adam Gilchrist.
A king size chocolate cake that read “Happy anniversary Mel & Gilly” was placed at the lobby. The wait seemed like it would go on for ages, but then the news came that the team bus is just about to enter the hotel premises. KXIP’s Chief Operating Officer, Col. Arvind Singh along with the support staff welcomed Gilly and the team & walked him towards the cake.
Surprised! , Yes, he was, in fact shocked. He was congratulated by everyone present there. Very humbly he said, “It’s a great gesture guys, Thanks a lot for everything.” And finally the moment came, Adam took the knife and the cake was cut. Since Mel had already left for Australia last week, Team’s Manager, Mr. Mohit was the lucky one to get the first bite. I caught up with Azhar, Siddharth, Bipul, Harmeet & Mandy who were having a chat with Gilly and they all had only one thing to say, Happy anniversary Captain, May god bless you.
It was time to enjoy the cake, which we all did. There were some young fans who wanted to have Adam’s autograph. The security officer denied them to come any closer but Adam was very kind to meet them and gave them his autograph. We all wish Adam & Melinda good luck for their present and future. We all hope that Adam is all fine now and ready to fire.