Herschelle Gibbs who hammered Australia bowlers and scored a record 175 runs against Australia in 2006 chasing above 400 in ODI in the history of cricket. Herschelle Gibbs with a bad hangover after he went out drinking the night before. Gibbs was the reason South Africa became the first ever team to chase 400 in ODI in history of cricket.
12/3/2006 is very important in one day cricket history and Gibbs is a huge reason at the back its significance.
The Proteas batsman slammed a brilliant 175 on that day as South Africa chased down a enormous total of 434 against Australia in Johannesburg.
Herschelle Gibbs was the star batsman of his side as they became the first ever team to successfully chase a total above 400 in ODI history of cricket.
It was an remarkable knock by the flamboyant batsman, but the thing that made it special was the fact that Herschelle Gibbs was suffering from a hangover after a night out before the match against Australia.
In his autobiography, Gibbs revealed that he had been drinking till 1 am with a friend and had a enormous hangover by the time he came out to bat.
However, it did not prove to be a problem for him as Gibbs slammed 21 fours and 7 sixes to his career-best score in limited overs cricket.
South Africa’s chase of 434 remains the highest run chase by any team in history and Herschelle Gibbs’ innings will surely be remembered for making it possible for the Proteas.