#30 World Cup Winning Coach - Gary Kirsten

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By Alex MacPhail. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Gary Kirsten is one of the greatest batsmen South Africa has ever produced. He was the first cricketer to play 100 tests and scored 21 test centuries, with a high score of 275. He played 185 ODI, achieved 13 centuries and held the record for highest ODI score of 188 not out.
As a batsman he had the ability to concentrate for long periods. He was one of the most organised batsman to play for South Africa, Calm and level-headed.

In 2007 was appointed coach of India, his low-profile approach to the job was appreciated by the players. He took India to No. 1 in the test rankings and World Cup Champions in 2011. As coach of South Africa, he also helped the Proteas to No. 1 Test team in the world.
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