New Delhi: Herschelle Gibbs has also been in discussion due to many big controversies during her career. In 2001, Herschelle Gibbs was caught smoking marijuana in a room at the Jolly Beach Resort in Antigua. Herschelle Gibbs, the star batsman of South Africa, has many big records in her name. Gibbs is the same batsman, due to which South Africa’s team recorded the record of successfully chasing the biggest target in ODI history.
Herschelle Gibbs was caught smoking ganja
In 2001, under the captaincy of Shaun Pollock, the South African team went to the West Indies to play Test and ODI series. On the night of May 11, Herschelle Gibbs was caught smoking ganja in Antigua. Herschelle Gibbs was accompanied by his teammates Roger Telemachus, Paul Adams, Justin Camp and Andre Nel. Not only this, the coaching members of the South African team were also involved with the players.
Smith was also a part of this gathering
The then physio of the South African team, Craig Smith, was also a part of this gathering. After this, Cricket South Africa took strict action on all the members of the team including Herschelle Gibbs and fined 10 thousand South African Rand. Herschelle Gibbs was also caught in the fixing trap. In the year 2000, Herschelle Gibbs was suspended for 6 months.
He hit 175 runs while intoxicated
Herschelle Gibbs made history on 12 March 2006 at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg under the influence of alcohol. The African team recorded the record of successfully chasing the biggest target in ODI history, leaving the cricket fans stunned. 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.
Had played a stormy innings in a state of intoxication
Herschelle Gibbs was the hero of this victory of South Africa. 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 a state of intoxication. Gibbs himself has revealed that he was under the influence of alcohol. Gibbs has told in his autobiography ‘To the Point: The no-holds-barred’ that he drank heavily the night before that match and was in a hangover on the day of the match.
6 sixes were hit in 6 balls
Former Australian cricketer Mike Hussey has also mentioned about this in his book. He wrote, ‘Just before bedtime I saw out of my hotel room that Gibbs was still there. When Gibbs came for breakfast in the morning, he was still seen drunk. Herschelle Gibbs’ career lasted for 15 years. Herschelle Gibbs is the only batsman who has hit 6 consecutive sixes in an over of ODI cricket.