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    Goodbye Herschie

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    Gonna miss him Who can ever forget 438 and his fielding. Also gonna miss hearing his ever so loud chirps! I remember hearing him through stump mic yelling :"You bloody guys(refereing to the batsman) must f off here now"!
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    No doubt Graeme Smith was mortified.

    As you say brilliant fielder as well, although I've noticed that sometimes he tries to throw the ball up before he completes the catch.

    Hope he enjoys retirement, maybe can travel and see the world - besides India that is.

    Aussie-Saffie baiting aside, an amazing player when he got going. Could strike a ball from anywhere to anywhere it seemed sometimes - and hit the cover off it.
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    Disappointing end indeed. One of the best timers of the cricket ball, and perhaps the best timer in South Africa. I am going to miss his batting.
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    A tremendous batsman especially in ODIs. He probably underachieved overall but a fantastic career nonetheless. I am going to miss his batting.


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    I think his form was affected by what happened off the field. He certainly had the potential to be one of the best openers for SA in all formats. Gibbs from 2001-2005 was unstoppable.
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    I wonder why SA haven't picked him for the England series ? Surely a player like Gibbs deserves a better send off.

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    I'll remember him for 'forgetting' to fix a game for Hansie Cronje; having to go out and score single figures and actually compiling a decent half century (as I recall). What a guy!

    Actually one batsman of recent times that I have quite enjoyed watching. A shame to see him go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avada Kedavra View Post
    I wonder why SA haven't picked him for the England series ? Surely a player like Gibbs deserves a better send off.
    You think South Africa should pick him for a Test series just as a send-off? They're not playing Zimbabwe here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk View Post
    You think South Africa should pick him for a Test series just as a send-off? They're not playing Zimbabwe here.
    They should have picked him for the ODI series if not for the tests. But anyway I don't think Gibbs is a liability in the test side. With Kallis out, he would have brought the much needed experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avada Kedavra View Post
    They should have picked him for the ODI series if not for the tests. But anyway I don't think Gibbs is a liability in the test side. With Kallis out, he would have brought the much needed experience.
    But he's not good enough to be picked anymore, in any form. There's a reason why he hasn't played a Test in a year and a half. Precisely because he is a liability. Was quality in his prime, but hasn't been good enough for some time now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk View Post
    But he's not good enough to be picked anymore, in any form. There's a reason why he hasn't played a Test in a year and a half. Precisely because he is a liability. Was quality in his prime, but hasn't been good enough for some time now.
    Yes, he hasn't been in great form. But he should have been given a chance to leave in a blaze of glory. He has been one of South Africa's better batsmen over the years and who knows, the prospect of playing his last series might have spurred him to perform well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avada Kedavra View Post
    Yes, he hasn't been in great form. But he should have been given a chance to leave in a blaze of glory. He has been one of South Africa's better batsmen over the years and who knows, the prospect of playing his last series might have spurred him to perform well.
    I just don't think South Africa can afford that, no less against a team of England's calibre...even in ODI cricket. The sentiment is nice, but not in the best interest of the team.

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    Sad too see him leave with a whimpering decline after terrorising test attacks around the globe. Top notch player.
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    Always sorta thought you just had to bowl full and straight at him

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    He was great to watch in full flow. Besides, I dont remember a single other batsman in all these decades who surprised me so many time by getting out so suddenly when right on top of the bowling.

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