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When this legendary cricketer was caught smoking ganja in the hotel room, hit 6 sixes in 6 balls, was banned for 6 months-

Herschelle Gibbs is the legendary batsman of South Africa

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The star batsman of South Africa had to face a ban due to this act as well as he was fined in turn. He got embroiled in many other controversies

South Africa (South Africa Cricket Team) Star batsman Herschelle Gibbs has as many controversies as there are big records in the name of cricket. He is such a batsman who has been in the headlines for both his batting and antics. He was the first cricketer to hit six sixes in international cricket. Don’t know how many times he played brilliant innings for his team. 22 years ago today i.e. on May 11, 2001, he had done the same act in the hotel room, due to which he was banned for six months. gibbs (Herschelle Gibbs) He was caught while intoxicated due to which he had to face the ban.

Gibbs was not the only player to be implicated in this matter. Along with him, four players of his team were punished. He was accompanied by team physiotherapist Craig Smith. Along with Gibbs, Paul Adams, Roger Telemhus, Andre Nel and Justin Camp were also involved. All these South Africa Cricket Board took strict action.

Gibbs was banned for drinking ganja

This incident happened in the year 2001 when the South African team was on the tour of West Indies. The team was in Antigua on May 11. Gibbs was accompanied by four other players, Paul Adams, Roger Telemkhus, Andre Knell and Justin Camp, staying together in a hotel room in Antigua. All these players had drank ganja. All were caught in a drunken state. The South African board imposed a fine of 10,000 South African rands on other players, including Gibbs. Gibbs also had to face a six-month ban. Earlier, he had also faced a ban on fixing charges.

The match was played under the influence of alcohol

This was not the first time that Herschelle Gibbs had played such a drunken match. In the year 2005, in an exciting match against Australia, he played an innings after drinking alcohol. Batting first, Australia had set a challenge of 435 runs in front of South Africa. In reply, South Africa won by scoring 438 runs for the loss of 9 wickets, thanks to Gibbs’ 175 off 111 balls. Gibbs’s innings included 7 sixes and 21 fours. Gibbs later revealed that he was in a hangover during his 175-run knock. Gibbs told in his autobiography ‘To the Point: The No Holds Bard’ that he drank too much the night before the match.

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