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Gary Kirsten

Gary Kirsten

Gary Kirsten - Retired South African cricketer and professional cricket Coach Gary Kirsten holds the record for highest runs in a single innings in a One Day International by any South African with his 188 not-out. He started his international coaching career with the India national cricket team on 1 March 2008 and served till early 2011. During his time, India won 2011 ICC World Cup and 2009 Compaq Cup, and also reached the finals of the 2008 Asia Cup and Kitply Cup. Kirsten was stated as “The best thing to happen to Indian cricket” by Indian captain M.S. Dhoni. He was also appointed as the head coach of the South Africa national cricket team on 5 June 2011 and served his duty till August 2013. Besides coaching career, Kirsten formed a company called Performance Zone with Paddy Upton and Dale Williams in 2007.