"I reckon it's a good reason to retire if you drop the catch of VVS Laxman in a Test match. You don't wanna give him too many chances," Gilchrist said.
The left-handed batsman added that he always wanted to retire when in good form.
"As far as retiring at the right time, I always felt like I rather retire and people say as opposed to play on and people say why haven't you retired. I think it comes again from the foundations of your life, from parents, your upbringing, The people that are around you that's the way you play your game. Just try and be fair and honest about it," he said.
The left-hander also talked about his famous walk despite being given not out in the semi-final against Sri Lanka in the 2003 World Cup.
"Look, I think I was not any crusader to walk out to make other people do it...It's just the way you play cricket. I think there are a lot of people who walked off a game that aren't given credit for..."
"It's just in a World Cup semi-final I did it and a lot of the cricket world paid attention to it and couldn't believe it but I wish I did not nick the ball that day, I would have preferred to keep batting ..it's just the way it went," Gilchrist said.
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