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Herschelle Gibbs shuts down a fan with an epic reply after questioning his consistency in Tests

He had questioned Bavuma and De Bruyn's place in the Test side.

Herschelle Gibbs
Herschelle Gibbs. (Photo Source: Instagram)

South Africa’s loss to India in the first Test of the three-match series in India has put their batting under scanner once again. After putting up a resilient show in the first innings where they scored 431 in response to India’s 502, the Proteas couldn’t replicate the fight as they were bundled out for 191.

The top order failed miserably. Coming into day five at 11/1, the visitors needed to bat out 98 overs to eke out a draw. However, the South African batsmen came crumbling down as they were reduced to 70/8 inside the first 90 minutes of the day. It seemed like they would not even last till lunch.

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However, a spirited ninth-wicket stand between the debutant Senuran Muthusamy and Dane Piedt frustrated the Indian bowlers. The duo put on 91 runs and lasted 33.2 overs which was more than what the first eight wickets put together could manage.

In what was a manic top-order collapse, Theunis de Bruyn and Temba Bavuma came in the spotlight. They were the only two batsmen who failed to put up a substantial score in either innings. Bavuma managed scores of 18 and 0 while de Bruyn managed 14 runs across two innings.

Hence, it was Herschelle Gibbs who questioned the duo’s place in the XI. The former South African opener asked for how long will the two be persisted with. Gibbs vented out his opinions on Twitter.

However, a fan on twitter tried trolling the former South African opener by asking him how many opportunities he got. Herschelle Gibbs was blunt and savage with his answer. He replied that he struck a double ton and a hundred in his first 15 Test matches, indicating that neither of de Bruyn or Bavuma have done anything substantial.

Herschelle Gibbs made his international debut in November 1996. However, he was constantly in and out of the side and was inconsistent with the bat as well. But in his 13th Test match which came in March 1999, he struck a fabulous double ton. He scored an unbeaten 211 against New Zealand in Christchurch.

Gibbs backed it up with another ton announcing himself on the big stage. The South African finished his career with 6167 Test runs which came at an average of 41.67. He struck 14 hundreds and 26 half-centuries which is no doubt a decent record.

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