Jul 2, 2022, 18:56 IST

He was drunk before hitting 175 in record SA win vs Australia!!


On that particular day, the Proteas batsman slammed a brilliant 175 as South Africa defeated Australia in Johannesburg by chasing down a massive total of 434.

Herschelle Gibbs scored 175 as South Africa chased a world-record total of 434 against Australia.(AFP)

As they became the first team in ODI history to successfully chase a total above 400, Herschelle Gibbs was his team's star batsman.

The flamboyant batsman had a strong performance, but what made it exceptional was Herschelle Gibbs' hangover from a night out the night before the match against Australia.

In his autobiography, Gibbs mentioned that a day before the match he drank till 1 am with a friend and had a massive 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.