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Hansie Cronje Biography 1969 – 2002


Wessel Johannes “Hansie” Cronje was a South African international cricketer and captain of the South African national cricket team in the 1990s. He was voted the 11th greatest South African in 2004 despite having been banned from cricket for life due to his role in a match-fixing scandal.

Between September 1993 and March 2000, Wessel Johannes played in 162 consecutive ODIs, a South African record. Cronje has the record for playing the most consecutive ODI matches as captain (130) and is the only player to play in 100+ consecutive ODI matches as captain.

Hansie Cronje

BORN: 25 September 1969

HOME TOWN: Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa

PARENT: San-Marie Cronjé(mother) and Ewie Cronje (father)

SPOUSE: Bertha Cronje

DIED: 1 June 2002 (aged 32)

PLACE OF DEATH: Outeniqua Mountains, South Cape DC, South Africa



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