Updated: November 23, 2021 4:51:45 pm
Former Indian World Cup-winning coach and South African batsman, Gary Kirsten turned 54 on Tuesday. Kirsten was instrumental in helping the Indian team to win the World Cup in 2011. The cricketing world took to Twitter and showered their heartfelt wishes to Gary Kirsten.
The World Cup-winning squad member, Yuvraj Singh wrote, “ To a coach, a friend and a legend! Here’s wishing you a very Happy Birthday”.
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) November 23, 2021
ICC also wished the former coach on their Twitter handle by quoting, “First South African to make 5000 Test runs. India’s Cricket World Cup 2011 winning coach. Happy Birthday, Gary Kirsten.
First South African to make 5000 Test runs 🇿🇦
India's Cricket World Cup 2011 winning coach 🏆
Happy birthday, Gary Kirsten! 🎂 pic.twitter.com/u1mXjnwyBX
— ICC (@ICC) November 23, 2021
During Kirsten’s tenure as a coach, the Indian team reached the number one spot in the longest format of the game.
IPL franchise Delhi Capitals and Suresh Raina also took to their Twitter handles and wished Gary Kirsten.
A 🇿🇦 legend who wore the cape of good hope and belief for #TeamIndia 💙🇮🇳
Happy Birthday Gary Kirsten 🎂 pic.twitter.com/bpaHTiGQKz
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) November 23, 2021
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) November 23, 2021
Gary Kirsten’s contribution to the Indian team is unparalleled. He was appointed as the head coach when things were falling apart for the Indian team. He successfully coached the team and brought the best out of each and every player.
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