Herschelle Herman Gibbs (born 23 February ) is a former South African cricketer, who “sledged” Gibbs with the statement, “You’ve just dropped the World Cup”, but, in his autobiography Out of My Comfort Zone, Waugh denies this . South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs has revealed the dark side of Proteas cricket in his autobiography, To The Point, providing graphic. The Proteas will welcome Herschelle Gibbs if he is willing to sit of the former opening batsman’s controversial autobiography, To the Point.

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I would expect more from a black cricket player.

: To the Point: The No-Holds-Barred Autobiography eBook: Herschelle Gibbs: Kindle Store

The book graphically details the sexual exploits of the controversial player who has been in trouble for his late night binges and drunken driving charges, as well as leading players in smoking pot in the West Indies. It fell short because it did not cover the socio-politico aspects in which cricket is played in South Africa It was candid, and exposes what goes on behind the scenes,perhaps it could have gone much further.

His prominent batting helped the Scorchers to participate in the Champions League T20 which was held in South Africa during September Open Preview See a Problem?

From this baptism-by-fire debut, it took a good three years before Gibbss could honestly say that I was comfortable batting against bowlers of Tertius’s calibre.

I think playing rugby had a lot to do with my scholarship, as school rugby was, and remains, a big deal at Bishops. The hard edge of his shaven head lurks fuzzy, out there somewhere. This was truly to the point and more autobiographu than Shoaib Akhtar’s Controversially Yours. He decides that the South African team is indeed divided by a clique of senior players. The weekly ‘Sunday Times’ carried excerpts from Gibbs’ book, a day before its release.


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Views Read Edit View history. But I enjoyed the stories. Not Enabled Screen Reader: There is nothing to be read here that the cricket press hasn’t covered before, but to have it confirmed from within is a refreshing change from the overly defensive pose players usually strike in the face of criticism. Read more Read less. To help make this website better, to improve and personalize your experience and for advertising purposes, are you happy to accept cookies and other technologies.

It was a little embarrassing for all concerned, I think. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required.

South Africa won by 10 wickets. South Africa won by 9 wickets. South Africa won by 54 runs. I think that’s enough skandaal scandal for one book.

My dad had struggled to afford St Joseph’s, let alone Bishops. Return to Book Page. No holds barred – to the point. Gibbs was a gifted sportsman at school featuring in SA Schools teams for rugby, cricket and soccer.

Full of interesting stories and all the gossip you’d expect from a no holds barred book. He describes Hansie Cronje, who in a few grubby deals that we know of destroyed his reputation forever, as “a man I will always admire” and “the best captain I ever played under”.

Random House ZA Language: Stories about sexual orgies, marijuana sessions and the dominance of a group of senior players in South Africa cricket squad have been exposed in out of favour opener Herschelle Gibbs ‘ autobiographywhich is releasing on Monday.

South Africa won by 5 wickets. He had a tough time filling Hansie’s shoes and gluing the team together. He was a young man confronted with more money than he had seen in his life and a celebrity lifestyle, the chance to raise his family financially, the chance to live the dream-but with no sense of how to cope with all the attention and the massive changes to his life.


Gibbs played for Glamorgan in the County Twenty20 tournament where he had a successful time; his highest score being 98 off just 52 balls in a losing game against Northants. It is truly a no holds barred autobiography.

Being an avid sports fan, with a huge love of cricket, I was very excited when I saw that Herschelle Gibbs was going to be releasing his own book. I mean, the guy put the fear of God into me.

All Hersch, zero subtlety

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Despite the frustrating on-field inconsistencies of this towering talent, and the messy and very public off-field personal troubles that have tracked him through the years, Herschelle remains one of South African cricket’s best-loved sons There’s something about Herschelle Gibbs – a certain quality that has endeared him to cricket fans in South Africa and around the world. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Saeeda Bobat rated it it was ok Oct 25, Herschelle Gibbs was one of the best cricketers that South Africa had and this book, while also commenting on non cricket related things, reminds us of his amazing achievements and contributions to cricket as a whole.

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