Did you know Vernon Philander married his best friend Mandy Hudson?

Updated: Jan 29, 2020, 09:41 | Shawn.Dsouza
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    Vernon Philander was born on June 24, 1985, in Cape Province, South Africa.

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    Vernon Philander is a former all-rounder in the South African cricket team. He used to bat right-handed and is a medium-fast bowler.

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    Vernon Philander made his Test debut in November 2011 against Australia. He not only won the man of the match for his 5/15 but also won Man of the Series.

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    Vernon Philander played his last Test match in January 2020.

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    Vernon Philander played 64 Test matches taking 224 wickets at an average of 22.32. Philander's best bowling figures are 6/21.

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    Vernon Philander made his debut in ODIs on his birthday in June 2007 against Ireland. he took 4 wickets for 12 runs in a match-winning performance.

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    Vernon Philander played his last ODI in August 2015 against New Zealand.

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    Vernon Philander played 30 ODIs taking 41 wickets at an average of 24.04. Philander's best bowling figures are 4/12.

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    Vernon Philander has played domestic cricket for many clubs such as Western Province, Cape Cobras, Middlesex, Somerset, Jamaica Tallawahs, Kent, Nottinghamshire, Sussex, Durban Heat and Cape Town Blitz.

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    Vernon Philander met Mandy Hudson in 2006 and they became best friend and dated for 12 years.

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    Vernon Philander and Mandy tied the knot in May 2018 at Brenaissance Wine and Stud Estate near Stellenbosch, Cape Town.

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    Vernon Philander and his wife Mandy Hudson live along with Mandy's son from her previous marriage.

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    Vernon Philander and wife Mandy welcomed their baby boy in November 2018. He shared a photo and wrote, 'Incredible to witness my son being born this am. Thank you Lord for the gift of life and that both mother and son is healthy. Thanks to Dr Christo Beneke and team for a successful delivery and making things so comfortable. God is good always.'

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    Vernon Philander has taken 50 wickets in just seven Test matches. He is the second quickest bowler in Test history to achieve the feat.

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    Vernon Philander has a total of 13 five-wicket hauls in Test cricket.

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    In first-class cricket, Vernon Philander played 168 matches taking a staggering 580 wickets at an average of 21.82. His best bowling is 7/61.

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    Philander has also played seven T20Is taking 4 wicket and best bowling figures of 2/23

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    Vernon Philander is widely regarded as one of the finest all-rounders in South African cricket history.

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About The Gallery

South Africa's star all-rounder Vernon Philander recently announced his retirement from international cricket. Vernon Philander is one of the most talented cricketers of his time and has set a benchmark for cricketers to come. Today, we take you through Philander's cricket journey and a peek into his personal life along with his wife Mandy and their children. Pictures Courtesy/ Vernon Philander Instagram