Gary Kirsten

Renowned Cricketer and Coach who led the Indian team to victory in the 2011 World Cup


Gary Kirsten is a former South African opening batsman and the World Cup winning coach of the Indian cricket team. He has played 101 Test matches and 185 One Day Internationals. 

Gary set up his academy, ''Gary Kirsten Cricket'' in 2006. The academy provides private cricket coaching to cricketers, teams, and coaches. 

Gary Kirsten was selected to coach the Indian Cricket Team and has worked tirelessly to change the team's fate for the next two years. With Gary in command as the coach, the Indian cricket team's performance was solid and they finished first in Test cricket. The most significant result of his efforts was reaped in 2011 when the Indian team won the ICC Cricket World Cup.

In the words of MS Dhoni, then captain of India, Kirsten was "The best thing that could have happened to cricket in India." Gary resigned as coach of the Indian team after the World Cup. He was later appointed manager of the South African national team in 2011.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

He was awarded the South African ‘Annual Cricketer of the Year’ for three consecutive years, 1994 to 1996, ‘Wisden Cricketer of the Year’ in 2004 and the ‘Indian Cricket Cricketer of the Year’, 1994.

Why Gary Kirsten ?

Gary connects on all levels of business and sports. Whenever he is not coaching, he is a speaker giving insights into leadership philosophy. His prowess as an inspirational leader was critically acclaimed, and it was his effective communication that made him a successful mentor and coach. His incredible achievements and humility set him apart as a speaker.

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