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Hansie Cronje

Personal information
Full name Wessel Johannes Cronje
Born (1969-09-25)25 September 1969
Bloemfontein, Orange Free State Province, South Africa
Died 1 June 2002(2002-06-01) (aged 32)
Cradock Peak, Outeniqua Mountains, South Africa
Nickname Hansie
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Allrounder
International information
National side

South Africa

Last Test 2 March 2000 v India
ODI debut (cap 15) 26 February 1992 v Australia
Last ODI 31 March 2000 v Pakistan
ODI shirt no. 5
Domestic team information
Years Team
1987–2000 Free State
1997 Ireland
1995 Leicestershire
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODI FC LA
Matches 68 188 184 304
Runs scored 3714 5565 12103 9862
Batting average 36.41 38.64 43.69 42.32
100s/50s 6/23 2/39 32/57 5/32
Top score 135 112 251 158
Balls bowled 3800 5354 9897 7651
Wickets 43 114 116 170
Bowling average 29.95 34.78 34.43 33.50
5 wickets in innings 0 1 0 1
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 3/14 5/32 4/47 5/32
Catches/stumpings 33/– 73/– 121/1 105/–

It's good fun, yes, but when we play, we take it seriously and want to do well.
Hansie Cronje
I realized I made a big mistake and if I could have it over again, I would do it so much differently.
Hansie Cronje
We really tried hard not to make it a cricket book, it appeals to a much wider community.
Hansie Cronje
We didn't sleep last week – we literally didn't sleep – because we've been so busy with the book.
Hansie Cronje
I love surfing more than cricket, more interesting and you meet great people.
Hansie Cronje
If the coach is good, I don't think a psychologist is needed.
I always played to win.
The very quick and high sales of the book caught us off guard, but fortunately we got the second edition from the printers at the end of last week and the shops should now be stocked again.
Hansie Cronje
I think the toughest part for me was when Herschelle said that he obviously looked up to his Captain, and he felt if his Captain could do it, then so could he, and that to me was when it really struck home.
Hansie Cronje