At this time every four years I am getting excited about the Ashes Series. There is something so appealing about the sport of cricket – both watching it and playing. While I am a batsman, one of my most admired players was Adam Gilchrist. I love the roller coaster of emotions that comes with following a test match, the history of the game and the legends who have made it what it is today. But, mostly, I like the special place it holds as part of our national culture.