Biography of Herschelle Gibbs: – Herschelle Gibbs is anex South African cricketer, he was born on 23 February 1974 in Cape Town South Africa. All in all, Herschelle Gibbs was a richly talented guy in sports when he was in school. He was inclined towards anything but study from school days. Gibbs played cricket, soccer, and rugby at its best, he was a champion player in all of the ones mentioned above, he opted cricket because it gave him more pleasure and a chance to express the wrath cooking inside him. The biography of Herschelle Gibbs is bursting with fame, records, controversies, drugs, and success.
Biography of Herschelle Gibbs
- Born:- 23 February 1974 (age 43), Green Point, Cape Town, South Africa
- Height:- 1.75 m
- Spouse:- Tenielle Povey (m. 2007–2008)
- Number:- 74 (Mumbai Indians / Batsman)
- Parents:- Herman Gibbs, Barbara Gibbs
- Children:- Rashard Fuller
Gibbs, at times, deteriorated from his path, he was doing drugs, drinking alcohol, partying heavy, and alleged of match-fixing to keep up with the stuff, it was the only reason Gibbs was out of form and the team in the middle years of his career. Herschelle Gibbs played his first first-class match when he was 16, he carried on for 20 years. He holds some great records from 1996-2010.
The bald legend had two double tons in his pockets, the one was the slowest, and the next one was one of the fastest. He was a spectacular fielder at backward point, his accuracy was a prime factor apart from batting. He rarely misjudged a catch or a run-out, it was the reason Herschelle Gibbs is still the eighth most successful fielder and 10th in accuracy for run-outs. Gibbs was the first one to hit six sixes in any International match, he was the new Jonty Rhodes for South African fans, his batting technique looked ordinary in the beginning. Still, most of the bowlers struggled against the aggressiveness of Herschelle Gibbs.
Gibbs played for Western Province at thestart in 1990, after making his debut six years later in South Africa, Herschelle Gibbs was a regular franchise player in IPL from the outset. In the inaugural season, Gibbs played for Deccan Chargers, then Mumbai Indians for 2012 season. Apart from IPL, Herschelle Gibbs contested in county cricket leagues, and Australia’s BBL, and Caribbean Premier League.
Herschelle Gibbs Stats and Records
Gibbs made his appearance in 90 test matches over the course of 12 years. In 90 test matches and 154 innings, mostly as an opening batsman, Herschelle Gibbs scored 6167 with the batting average of 41.95 and the highest score of 228 out of his 2 double centuries, 14 hundred, and 26 fifty-run innings. He took 47 catches in his test career. In an elongated but shiny ODI career comprised of 248 matches, Herschelle Gibbs had a good run in ODI format with 8000 runs and the highest score of 175 in a high-scoring match against Australia. His average in batting was 36.13 at the time of retirement. He concluded his ODI career in early 2010 with 21 centuries and 37 half-centuries. He took 108 catches overall in ODI format.
In his overall first-class career, Herschelle Gibbs scored 13,425 runs with an average above 42 and 31 centuries along with 60 half-centuries. Apart from thetest and ODI format, Herschelle Gibbs is known as one of the most experienced players in T20 format. In 171 twenty 20 matches, Gibbs got almost 4,000 runs that included a century and twenty-eight 50s.
Gibbs scored two double tons, one was against New Zealand (221 runs), it comprised 468 deliveries, and the other one (228 runs) took 240 balls against Pakistan.
Herschelle Gibbs started as a quiet batsman, he was good in fielding but never emerged since 1994 when he was finally considered for the test team. It was until the 1996 series against Kenya when Gibbs was tried as an opening batsman. Later in November 1996, Herschelle Gibbs was selected for India series. Gibb’s fielding was extraordinary right from the start, the famous incident of a dropped catch made him a player on thewatch list in Media. In a match against Australia in 1999 Cricket World Cup, Herschelle Gibbs apparently caught Steve Waugh’s catch and thrown it in the air, that was later given not-out, and Waugh made a century and won the match for Australia. Steve Waugh thensaid to Gibbs that You have just dropped the World Cup mate.
Herschelle Gibbs will also be remembered by cricket fans for his 175-run innings against Australia when they were chasing the highest total in ODI history i.e. 434 by Australia. Gibbs, out of his 175 runs in 111 balls, scored 126 runs in boundaries. Gibbs broke 6 records that day. Later in 2007, Herschelle Gibbs was on fire again as he blasted six maximums in six deliveries i.e. in an over against Netherlands in ICC World Cup 2007, he became the first-ever cricketer in history to achieve the milestone. Gibbs played his last test match against West Indies in 2008. An ODI match against India in 2010 concluded Gibbs’ 14-year ODI career.
International Cricket Leagues:
Herschelle Gibbs was one among the few International players to be a part of inaugural Indian Premier League (IPL 2008). He was credited by Deccan Chargers where he played for two years. In 2012 season of IPL, Mumbai Indian hired Gibbs for the next two seasons. In the same year, Bangladesh Premier League was established, and Gibbs became a part of Khulna Royals for the season.
Herschelle Gibbs contested in Big Bash League for Perth Scorchers in 2011-12. He was an important player for the franchise as his brilliant batting and fielding skills helped Scorchers to the final match. Before that, Gibbs played for Glamor ganin County Cricket League T20 in 2008 season, he continued with the same franchise for 2009 season.
Herschelle Gibbs Family and Personal Life:
Herschelle Gibbs married Tenielle Povery in June 2007, Gibbs, however, couldn’t handle the marriage for his hectic cricket routine and the couple got divorced after a year. Tenielle said that Life was hell with Herschelle, she also alleged Gibbs of physical abuse. Liesl Fuller is a mother to HerschelleGibbs’ son, Rashard Fuller who was born in 2003.