South African legend Herschelle Gibbs has opened up on the 2007 ban imposed on him by the International Cricket Council (ICC). ICC banned Gibbs for two Tests for making racists in 2007 in a Test series against Pakistan. The incident took place in the first Test of the series. Gibbs had appealed against the ban but ICC rejected it.
Gibbs has been a legend of the South African Team. He played a total of 90 Tests for the Proteas and scored 6167 runs at an average of 41.95. In ODIs, he played a total of 248 games scoring 8094 runs in the process with an average of 36.13. He was the first man in international cricket to hit six sixes in an over.
Herschelle Gibbs Recalls the Ban
Replying to a tweet, Gibbs recalled on the incident. A fan asked about the incident and Gibbs replied stating what had happened. Gibbs said, “Called some rowdy Pakistan supporters animals. They forced my son and his mother out of their seats in front of the players viewing area.” Gibbs revealed that some Pakistan fans misbehaved with his family.
This is not the first time that Gibbs has opened up on the incident. He revealed the entire episode in his autobiography-To The Point. “All of us Proteas were getting pretty irritated and unfortunately the stump microphones picked up our displeasure,” Gibbs wrote in the book. Gibbs was caught by the stump microphone saying that Pakistani supporters were behaving ‘like bloody animals’.