2. Gary Kirsten (South Africa) – 188* vs UAE
South African batsman Gary Kirsten is on top of the list of top 10 highest individual scores in world cup. He is in no.2 position with his 188* against
UAE in the 1996 World Cup. He had a inner desire to score runs and stay in the crease for longer periods as a batsman. Kirtsen’s game was quite simple, he had a unique technique and sorted out his weaknesses with experience. Gary Kirsten was proficient in playing spin bowlers and in sub-continental pitches, considering some of the other South African struggled against them. Gary Kirsten has scored 6798 runs at 40.95. Gary Kirtsten in his playing days was a very cool and calm character, always unfazed by the small duels that happened on and off the field. Gary Kirsten always priced his wicket more than anyone in the team. He was ready to go that extra mile in the nets. It is his hardwork that made him the persona he was on the field. Gary Kirsten since his retirement in 2007 found glory when he took up coaching role with the Indian team helping India to be crowned world champions for a second time and getting India to be no.1 in tests. Many players, past and present attribute his man management skills as the key to their development.