Gary Kirsten

Cricket Legend

Gary Kirsten was an international cricketer best known by his peers as a man on whom the team could depend in times of crisis. As an opening batsman for South Africa his ability to withstand enormous pressure from the fastest bowlers in the world to the guile and cunning of the most crafted spinners was legendary.

"His achievements and humility set him apart as speaker"

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  • Building a Winning Culture
  • Managing Team Dynamics
  • Optimising Individual Talent
  • Creating Informal Team Leadership
  • Managing Risk in a Changing Environment
  • Unlocking Team Potential
  • Life and Times of Gary Kirsten


He presents in English.

How he presents

His articulate and eloquent manner combined with a presence endears him to all. Known for his straightforward approach, Gary has the knack of simplifying often complicated issues. His passion for excellence and accountability is infectious.

Books & Media

  • Gazza - The Book (Gary Kirsten's autobiography)

In Detail

In 2008, Gary was selected to coach the Indian cricket team. With him at the helm of coaching the Indian Cricket team did extremely well as they reached the No.1 rank in Test cricket. The biggest result of his efforts was reaped in 2011, when the Indian team won the ICC Cricket World Cup. After his retirement he established his global cricket business 'Gary Kirsten Cricket' which continues to provide coaching and consulting services. In 2013, he established the Gary Kirsten Foundation which provides cricket development opportunities for disadvantaged communities in South Africa and beyond. Gary's latest chapter includes launching his online cricket education and coach accreditation platform, CoachED, which enables coaches around the world to join one of the largest cricket education communities available to learn from some of the best minds in the game.


Gary is able to connect to all levels of the business and sporting spectrum. He is driven by a desire to understand what creates sporting success and enjoys looking beyond the traditional environs of any sports. His own experience of executive coaching in the business world, combined with his experience on the field is the reason he was appointed as India's head coach.


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