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Against Australia, Herschelle Gibbs (left) scored a match-winning 175 while chasing a target of 435. During this he hit 21 fours and 7 sixes.
Former South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs also became a victim of hackers. The Twitter account of Gibbs, who was active on social media, was hacked on Friday by some anti-social elements. After this he recovered the account with the help of a software expert Richard Whitfield. But the blue tick on his account and all the posts got deleted.
Gibbs himself gave information on social media
Gibbs later informed about this by posting himself on social media. He said that after my account was hacked, now it is backed up and I am also running it. But all the posts I posted got deleted. The blue tick for verification is also missing. Hope it will be recovered soon. Thank you for the help Richard. You are the champion
Gibbs is known for his incredible innings of 175 against Australia. In 2006 in Johannesburg, Australia had set a huge target of 435 runs in front of South Africa. Ricky Ponting scored 164 runs. In response, Gibbs scored 175 runs in 111 balls with the help of 21 fours and 7 sixes. At the same time, Graeme Smith scored 90 and Mark Boucher played an innings of 50 runs to give South Africa the match by 1 wicket with 1 ball.
Gibbs scored 175 against Australia in Johannesburg in 2006. AB de Villiers congratulates Gibbs after the century.
Gibbs’ name also comes for dropping the crucial catch of Steve Waugh of Australia in the 1999 ODI World Cup. After taking the catch of Waugh, in celebration of celebration, he threw before complete control on the ball. The umpire considered it a drop. After this Steve Waugh played an unbeaten innings of 120 runs. Steve later said while sledging Gibbs that you dropped the World Cup, not the catch. Australia won this world cup.
Gibbs is the second South African player to score more than 1000 runs in the World Cup. Jacques Kallis is ahead of them in this matter. Gibbs is also the first cricketer to hit 6 sixes in 6 consecutive balls in ODIs. He achieved this position in the 2007 World Cup against the Netherlands.
Gibbs dropped the catch of Steve Waugh of Australia.
Gibbs has played 90 Tests, 248 ODIs and 23 T20 Internationals in his career. He scored 6167 runs in Tests at an average of 41.67. This includes 14 centuries, 2 double centuries and 26 fifties. He has 8094 runs in ODIs at an average of 35.81. Gibbs scored 21 centuries and 37 half-centuries in this format. In T20s, he scored 400 runs at an average of 18.18. Apart from this, he has also played 36 matches in IPL. He has played for Hyderabad Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians in the league. He has 886 runs in 36 matches at an average of 27.69.