New Delhi: Herschelle Gibbs has also been in the news due to several big controversies during her career. In 2001, Herschelle Gibbs was caught blowing marijuana in a room at the Jolly Beach Resort in Antigua. South Africa’s star batsman Herschelle Gibbs has many big records. Gibbs is the same batsman, due to which the South African team recorded a record of successfully chasing the biggest goal in ODI history.
Herschelle Gibbs was caught blowing hemp
In 2001, under the captaincy of Sean Pollock, the South African team went on to tour the West Indies to play Test and ODI series. On the night of May 11, Herschelle Gibbs was caught blowing anthem in Antiga. Herschelle Gibbs was accompanied by his teammates Roger Telemacus, Paul Adams, Justin Camp and Andre Nel. Not only this, along with the players, the coaching members of the South African team were also involved.
Smith was also a part of this gathering
The then South African team physio Craig Smith was also a part of this gathering. After this, Cricket South Africa took strict action against all the team members including Herschelle Gibbs and fined 10,000 South African Rand. Herschelle Gibbs was also caught in the fixing trap. In 2000, Herschelle Gibbs was suspended for 6 months.
175 runs under the influence of alcohol.
Herschelle Gibbs created history on 12 March 2006 at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, on a drunk. The African team recorded a record of successfully chasing the biggest goal of ODI history, which stunned the cricket fans. Batting first, Australia had scored 434 runs, which was the highest score at that time. Then no one would have thought that even after such a big score, a team can lose.
Stormy innings played in a state of intoxication
The hero of this victory of South Africa was Herschelle Gibbs. Who played an incredible innings of 175 runs in 111 balls. Herschelle Gibbs hit 21 fours and 7 sixes in his innings. It is said that he was intoxicated during that match and he played that innings only in the condition of intoxication. Gibbs himself has revealed that he was intoxicated. Gibbs has stated in the autobiography ‘To the point: the no holds-barred’ that he had drunk heavily the night before that match and was in a hangover the day of the match.
6 sixes were bowled by 6 balls
Former Australian cricketer Mike Hussey has also mentioned about this in his book. He wrote, ‘Just before bed I saw outside my hotel room that Gibbs was still there. When Gibbs came for breakfast in the morning, he was still looking drunk. Herschelle Gibbs’ career lasted for 15 years. Herschelle Gibbs is the only batsman to hit 6 consecutive sixes in an over of ODI cricket.