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Herschelle Gibbs reacts to Australian cricketers banter over THAT “catch”. 



The Australian Test cricket side has just got their Test series underway against Pakistan, but not without involving Herschelle Gibbs. 

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Australia have travelled to Pakistan for a Test series for the first time in 24 years and in their preparations, they managed to squeeze in some Gibbs banter. 

Gibbs a legendary figure

For the avid South African cricket follower, Gibbs is not a player nor personality that needs any introduction. The right-hand batter played all three formats of cricket for South Africa in a career that lasted all of 14-years, at the highest level. Known for his explosive batting style, it is perhaps no surprise that he formed part of the very first Proteas T20 sides, going down as cap number three in that format.

Multitalented sportsman

It was also never guaranteed that Gibbs would end up playing cricket, as he was a multitalented sportsman at high school. So gifted was Gibbs, that he represented South African Schools in all three of cricket rugby and soccer. But in the end it would cricket that he chose and it was almost inevitable that he would eventually become a Protea. 

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Eventually Gibbs would make his Proteas ODI debut as cap number 42 against Kenya on October the third 1996. Three years later he would form part of South Africa’s 1999 Cricket World Cup squad. In that very tournament, the Proteas had been labelled arguably the best team in the world, and were given the tag of genuine contender, with a 20-year-old Gibbs establishing himself nicely. 

That “catch”

That World Cup, would be memorable for many South African fans because of the nature of the Proteas semi-final loss to Australia. What would’ve compounded that loss for Gibbs was the catch that he claimed he held onto for long enough for it to be deemed legitimate, but would later go down as a dropped catch. 

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That seems to be an unescapable moment in cricket history, and as an Australian cricketer replicated the moment in training, his teammate was quick to call out Gibbs’ name in a bit of light hearted banter. After seeing that posted on Australian captain Pat Cummings’ official Twitter account, Gibbs was a good sport, and replied “You’ll never hear the end of it” with a few laughing emoji’s. Watch the video below.





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