Former South Africa cricketer Herschelle Gibbs has made a big statement over the ongoing national coach issue. Russell Domingo, who took over the role of South Africa coach from Gary Kirsten in May 2013, has made quite a few headlines regarding his future as head coach. Meanwhile, Gibbs feels that the South African side need an Australian coach with no nonsense attitude.
Domingo’s contract is due to end after the completion of South Africa’s tour of England and had reapplied for the post as well. In an interaction with Sports24, Gibbs stated his views by saying, “I like their approach to the game and the fact that they don’t put up with nonsense. I’d like to see a new approach. Something new and fresh won’t do any harm. I think that can only be achieved through outside input.”
“That is a bunch of nonsense. The coach needs to be in control and for that reason, I believe an Australia coach – who won’t tolerate this ‘buddy-buddy’ attitude’ – could work,” Gibbs added.
Gibbs is considered to be one of the best batsman produced by South Africa. He represented South Africa in 90 Tests, 248 ODIs and 23 T20Is. It was his mammoth knock of 175 against Australia at Johannesburg to chase down the maverick total of 435.
Domingo’s role as the head coach came under scanner after South Africa defeat over India and lost Basil D’oliveira Trophy at home against England in 2015-16. Not only in Tests, South Africa also had disappointing run in ICC World T20 2016.