B’day Special: This all-rounder became a hero and zero in the same World Cup

South Africa has given the best cricketers to the world, most of whom could not find their place in the records due to the ban due to apartheid. After 1992, when South Africa made a comeback to international cricket, once again the best cricketers in cricket started coming. In this episode, Lance Klusener appeared as a very unique cricketer of the world. 48th anniversary of his birthday on Wednesday. Lance was a better all-rounder, but he is remembered for the 1999 World Cup in which he continued to be a hero despite showing his best.

Earlier, only bowlers were crushers
Born on 4 September 1971 in Natal, Durban, South Africa, Lance Klusener is known as Zulu. Lance’s talent did not come to light during the school days. At the beginning of his cricketing career, he was recognized only as a bowler and usually used to bat as the last batsman to bat. But later his style of slog hitting became famous around the world, he became known as a matchless all-rounder. By 1999, when his best came, he had become a player who had nothing impossible and the opposing teams could not even think of winning before he was dismissed.

Lance is the batting coach of South Africa team
 At this time he is preparing to come to India. He has been appointed as the batting coach of his country’s team for the upcoming South Africa tour of India starting on 15 September. South Africa has to play three team matches against India and then a series of three Test matches. The T20 team is captained by Quinton de Kock while the Test team is headed by Faf du Plessis.

Great start to an international career
Clujnar played the first Test of his career against Team India in 1996 and he made a splash in the very first match. In the second innings of this Test in Kolkata, he took 8 wickets of Team India for only 64 runs in 21.3 overs and played an important role in helping his team win by 329 runs. In this match, his partner Gary Kirsten hit a century in both innings. Clujner was able to score only 10 runs in this innings, while in the second innings he did not get a chance to bat.

1999 World Cup, a great career tournament
People could not get Clujner to win his team in the semi-finals of the 1999 World Cup in England, but he was also instrumental in getting there. Clujner won four Man of the Match awards in the tournament and could only be dismissed twice. In the tournament, he scored 281 runs in 8 innings of 9 matches at an average of 140.50 and strike rate of 122.17 and took 17 wickets at an average of 20.58. His most brilliant bowling performance was 5 wickets for 21 runs against Kenya.

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