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Gibbs' memorabilia up for grab

Press Trust Of India
Jan 26, 2011 at 03:16pm IST

Johannesburg: Cricket fans across the world will have an opportunity to win South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs' man-of-the-match trophy which he won after a record run chase of 438 against Australia in 2006.

Gibbs, who mutually terminated his contract with Cricket South Africa last year, said he would give the prize to one of his Twitter followers.

"Next week I'm giving away my 175 (run) man of match medal vs aus(tralia) in 438 game. Stay tuned for details pls," he wrote on the social networking site.

Herschelle Gibbs' memorabilia up for grab

"The only thing I wanted was a wcup (World Cup) winners' medal," the former South African gave as a reason behind his benevolence.

He said he was giving away his commemorative valuables as he had wanted the World Cup winners' medal and he is not getting it.

"In case u peeps ask why I giv(e) away stuff, the only thing I wanted was a wcup (World Cup) winners' medal, and that's not gonna happen, so I'll give wats left," the 36-year-old tweeted.

Gibbs, who had played 90 Tests and 248 ODIs, has already given away some of his commemorative valuables after promising his more than 19,000 Twitter followers gifts if they give correct answers to his questions.

"OK morn(ing) peeps, just as a small thank u from me, my 20000th follower will receive my last Proteas shirt I will prob(ably) ever wear, Oakleys (sunglasses) and a cap," he wrote.

The batsman asked his followers if they remember his highest score in primary school when he was a 12-year-old and against which opposition he scored those runs.

The correct answer came after 233 unsuccessful replies and Gibbs adding "a pair of green pads, pullover and cap" to

the prize.

Gibbs had scored 207 runs against St Agnes Primary School way back in 1986.

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