Gary Kirsten - Determined batsman, astute coach
Former South Africa opening batsman Gary Kirsten was born on
23 November 1967 in Cape Town. Though not the most attacking batsman, Kirsten
had strong powers of concentration and skill as well determination, that made
him one his country's best opening batsmen.
Kirsten scored 7289 runs, including
21 centuries at an average of 45.27 in 101 Tests; and in 185 one-day
internationals, Kirsten scored 6798 runs, including 13 centuries at an average
After his retirement in March 2004, Kirsten set up his own academy in
Cape Town, in 2006.
Kirsten signed a deal in December 2007 to coach India and
during his reign the team moved up to No. 1 in the Test rankings for the first
time and also won the 2011 World Cup, after which he quit the side and took
charge of South Africa.
Having not renewed his contract with Cricket South Africa, Kirsten stepped down in August 2013 citing family commitments and has been signed as head coach of IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils.
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