23 February 1974
Herschelle Herman Gibbs was born in Green Point, Cape Town, Western Cape. In school he played soccer and rugby, but chose cricket as his sport of choice. He is a right handed batsman who made a name for himself at Eden Gardens in Calcutta, India in the 1996/97 seasons, his national team debut. Gibb’s career was plagued with controversy. He was implicated in a match fixing scandal with Hansie Cronje, he was allegedly caught smoking marijuana with team mates on a tour and in 2007, he faced disciplinary action after making racist comments during the 1st Test against Pakistan. Despite his troubles, he has won man of the match 14 times.