After divorcing his wife, 46-year-old Herschelle Gibbs found love again in Gill

Updated: 23 February, 2020 08:32 IST | Shawn.Dsouza
  • Born on February 23, 1974, Herschelle Gibbs is a former South African cricketer who used to open the batting for the national cricket team in the 1990s and 2000s.

  • Herschelle Gibbs along with Jonty Rhodes was considered as one of the two best fielders to ever play the game.

  • On June 8, 2007, Herschelle Gibbs got married in St Kitts to Tenielle Povey but divorced in a short span of time.

  • Herschelle Gibbs is currently in a relationship with a lady named Gill Phillips Clemen. The couple look so in love with all the photos they post on Instagram

    Herschelle Gibbs posted this picture on Valentine's Day and captioned it, "Little #valentinesday2019 with my @gillclemen at @paranga_campsbay, #newbeginngs#happiness!!

  • Herschelle Gibbs is also the first-ever cricketer to hit 6 sixes in a single over when he achieved the feat in a 2007 World Cup match against the Netherlands.

  • Herschelle Gibbs was schooled at St Joseph's Marist College and then Diocesan College in South Africa.

  •  Herschelle Gibbs was a talented sportsman at school featuring in SA Schools teams for rugby, cricket and football.

    Herschelle Gibbs posted this picture with a friend and wrote, "#capetown7s what a jol!! good meeting some of the locals and their creative self, #capetown #tigersmilkcampsbay #rugby #jol"

  • Herschelle Gibbs was also involved in match-fixing in the late 1990s. He had testified in front of a panel that former South Africa captain Hansie Cronje had approached him with an offer to underperform in a particular match, but he did not go ahead with the offer. 


  •  Herschelle Gibbs was suspended for six months from the sport after the testification.

    Herschelle Gibbs posted this picture when the 10 year challenge was trending. He captioned, "#10yearchallenge not sure what to make of this tbh?? #ageisjustanumber #fitmaybe #baborhelps"

  •  Herschelle Gibbs' nickname is Scooter. 

    Herschelle Gibbs posted this throwback picture of himself, Jac Kallis and Shaun Pollock playing a match. He wrote, "#flashbackfriday waiting for the weekend to begin?? #proteas #ozzieopen #melbourne #tennis"

  • Herschelle Gibbs played for IPL franchises like Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians and also in other domestic teams Cape Cobras, Perth Scorchers, Durham Dynamos, Yorkshire and Glamorgan.

    Herschelle Gibbs posted this picture when he caught up with former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag.

  • Herschelle Gibbs has played 90 Tests scoring 6,167 runs with 14 hundreds and 26 fifties. His batting average is 41.95

  • In the 248 ODIs he played, Herschelle Gibbs scored 8,094 runs with 21 centuries and 37 fifties. Gibbs' highest ODI score is 175 at an average of 36.13

    Herschelle Gibbs posted this throwback picture of himself when he met Nelson Mandela.

  • Herschelle Gibbs played 23 T20Is  wit 400 runs at an average above 18. His highest score is 90.

    In picture: Herschelle Gibbs when he met a friend

  • Herschelle Gibbs is among only ten esteemed cricketers to score hundreds in 3 consecutive innings.

    Herschelle Gibbs posted this picture when he caught up with former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist.

  •  In picture: Herschelle Gibbs with former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee.

  • Herschelle Gibbs posted this picture with his father and stepmom, he wrote, "#throwback #throwbackthursday with my dad and stepmom @janejonesgibbsdg #family #champagne #maserati"

  • Herschelle Gibbs posted this picture when he met a couple of friends, he captioned, "So good to catch up last night @davyjacobs82 and @donnecommins"

  • Even after retiring from cricket years back, Herschelle Gibbs is still in very good shape. He captioned, "Having lost 8kg these last few months, what a way to spoil myself at @brocka_food #sogood #deliciousfood"

  • Every 90s kid will remember this duo! the stars of the mighty South African team in one picture, Herschelle Gibbs with former South African fast bowler Alan Donald.

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About The Gallery

Former South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs revolutionised One Day cricket in the 1990s and early 2000s. As celebrates his 46th birthday today, we take a look at how Herschelle Gibbs is enjoying the retired life with his family and friends and a bit of his story. (Pics/ Herschelle Gibbs Instagram)

First Published: 01 September, 2019 10:35 IST