Gary Kristen (Cricketer, Coach) Wiki, Age, Biography, Wife, Family, Lifestyle, Hobbies, & More…

Gary Kristen (Cricketer, Coach) Wiki, Age, Biography, Wife, Family, Lifestyle, Hobbies, & More…

Who is Gary Kristen ?

Gary Kristen is a former South African cricketer. He is currently the head coach of Pakistan national cricket team in the limited overs cricket. He was Indian Men’s Cricket team coach in the 2011 ODI World Cup.


Full NameGary Kristen
ProfessionCricket, Coach
Date of Birth23 November 1967
Place of BirthCape Town, South Africa
Age (as of 2024)56
FatherCecil Kristen
MotherJill Kristen
SpouseDeborah Kristen
Alma Mater N/A
Known forHe lead Indian team to win the World Cup in 2011
ResidenceCape Town, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
Hair ColourN/A
Eye ColourBlack
Zodiac SignSagittarius

Early life

Gary Kirsten grew up in the suburb of Pinelands in  Cape Town, South Africa. His father, Cecil Kirsten, was a cricket coach and former cricketer, and his mother, Jill Kirsten, was a homemaker. Gary developed a passion for cricket from a young age, influenced by his father’s involvement in the sport.


Gary Kirsten made his debut for the Western Province cricket team in 1991 at the age of 23. He made an immediate impact, scoring a century in his debut first-class match against Eastern Province. Kirsten’s consistent performances for Western Province earned him a call-up to the South African cricket team in 1993.Kirsten made his debut for South Africa in a Test match against Australia in 1993. He made an immediate impact, scoring a half-century in his debut innings and becoming a regular member of the South African team. Kirsten’s solid technique, patience, and ability to play both pace and spin bowling quickly made him a mainstay in the South African batting lineup. One of Gary Kirsten’s most memorable performances came during the 1996 Cricket World Cup, where he scored a century against the United Arab Emirates. His innings played a crucial role in South Africa’s victory and helped them progress to the knockout stages of the tournament. Throughout his career, Gary Kirsten achieved numerous milestones and set several records. He scored over 7,000 runs in Test cricket at an average of over 45, including 21 centuries. Kirsten was particularly successful in ODIs, where he scored over 6,000 runs at an average of over 40. Off the field, Gary Kirsten was known for his humility, professionalism, and dedication to the game. He was widely respected by his teammates and opponents alike for his integrity and sportsmanship. After retiring from international cricket in 2004, Gary Kirsten embarked on a successful coaching career. He served as the head coach of the Indian national cricket team from 2008 to 2011, during which India achieved the number one ranking in Test cricket and won the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. Kirsten later served as the head coach of the South African national team, guiding them to significant successes as well. He is currently appointed as Head Coach of Pakistan in white ball cricket.



Family and Affairs

Gary Kristen is married to his wife Deborah Kristen.


Kristen has black coloured eyes.


He was the head coach of Indian Team which won the World Cup.

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