Gibbs celebrates 30th birthday

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:05 IST

South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs celebrated his 30th birthday today by saying he expects to get better with age.

Gibbs celebrates 30th birthday
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Dunedin:

South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs celebrated his 30th birthday today by saying he expects to get better with age. "It's just a number you know. I still feel like I'm 24, 25. From a cricketing point of view guys tend to play their best cricket when they're 30 and above, so hopefully the best years are still to come." said Gibbs, who has 4,694 one-day runs from 146 matches. He said his birthday celebrations would be put on hold until tomorrow night after South Africa's fourth one-day international against New Zealand at Carisbrook. New Zealand leads the six-match series 2-1. Gibbs showed glimpses of his best form in Wellington on Friday, smashing 69 off 64 balls before offering a soft catch off Scott Styris as his team went on to lose by five runs. He felt his balance at the crease was returning and he was hitting the ball as well as ever, a dangerous sign for New Zealand's bowlers with Carisbrook's short side boundaries. (AP)

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