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South African Cricket Player Herschelle Gibbs

by on November 20, 2012
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South African Cricket Player Herschelle Gibbs

Herschelle Gibbs is a former batsman of the South African team who is known to have quite a good number of notable honors along with a pinch of controversies in his pocket. From being an aggressive batsman to a hell of a fielder, Gibbs is an inspiration for all aggressive hitters in the cricket world.

In Test cricket, Gibbs holds a record of two double centuries. Both of these were contrasting innings: in the first, he made an unbeaten feat of 211 against 468 balls in 1999 by playing against New Zealand; the second was 228 against 240 balls, a double century that was scored competing with Pakistan. Gibbs then also made a nationwide record of partnership with Graeme Smith. He is also known to have sustained a wicket record partnership with Jacques Kallis.  In the history of One Day International cricket, Gibbs stands as one of the three distinguished players who scored hundreds in three innings on a consecutive scale. In 2006, this giant player performed the most memorable innings in the 5th One Day International arcade by playing against the Australian cricket team and made a feat of 175 off only 111 balls which paved the South African team’s way to victory. This was marked as the highest ever score in the history of ODI cricket and that Gibbs innings was a breaking point of numerous records in the past.

This was followed by the Cricket World Cup of 2007 wherein Gibbs made a superb unbeatable 6 sixes in just a single over: this was the highlight in Gibbs ODI career where he became the first ever batsman to have made such a notable feat. Following the West Indies tour in 2007-08, Gibbs put an end to his Test career. Herschelle Herman Gibbs was later selected for the Indian Premier League and joined the team of Deccan Chargers which did not culminate into a memorable chapter in his playing career.

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