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Gilly reveals secrets of Deccans turnaround

Deccan Chargers skipper Adam Gilchrist has attributed his underdog team's fairytale title-triumph at the Indian Premier League to a "culture of learning from mistakes" and playing a "smarter brand" of Twenty20 cricket.

"Just trying to create the culture of learning from our mistakes last year and trying to play smarter brand of Twenty20 cricket rather than walking out and trying to literally just fire from ball one. We just got to get smarter about it I think," Gilchrist said after Deccan's title-clinching six-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore last night.

Deccan finished at the bottom of the table last season and Gilchrist said leading the team to the title this year has given him the same high that he got after being part of the Australia's three World Cup-winning squad.

"I think one was better than the other. But this is the only cricket I play now Twenty20. Given what we went through last year...Obviously the World Cups are also important for one's career. Sounds quite dramatic but there is nothing else going on in the life at that moment so if you can make that thing important then that's trying to get them focused and that is what you do. It has just been a great experience," Gilchrist said.

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