Gibbs to give away 175-run-knock medal

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Published: Thursday, January 27, 2011, 12:18 [IST]
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Gibbs to give away 175-run-knock medal

Johannesburg, Jan 26: Former South Africa opening batsman Herchelle Gibbs is in a generous mood. After handing off shirts, pads and caps to some of his 19,000 twitter followers, he says he will give away a prized Man of the Match medal to another lucky follower.

Gibbs won the award for scoring 175 in South Africa's record total of 438 to beat Australia in a series-deciding match, dubbed 'The Great ODI Ever', in 2006.

According to Gibbs, this is the last piece of memorabilia remaining from his stock. He tweeted Wednesday: "next week i'll give away my 438 medal. i will let u guys know wat u have to do to win the medal soon."

When asked about why he is giving away the accolade, Gibbs tweeted: "The only 'trophy' that I wanted to win was a Cricket World Cup. Now that I know that will never happen, I don't mind to give the rest away."

Gibbs played 90 Tests and 248 ODIs before a gradual decline, which included a scathing autobiography, saw him lose his contract with Cricket South Africa.


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