Allan Donald

Allan Donald

Name Allan Donald
Player Type Fast Bowler
Date of Birth 20th October 1966
Father’s Name Willie Donald
Birthplace Bloemfontein, South Africa
Career Starting Date 18th November 1991 (Test debut)
Career Retirement Date 18th February 2003 (ODI) / 18th January 2004 (Test) / 15th February 2004 (T20)
Matches Played 72 Tests, 164 ODIs, 10 T20s
Centuries 0 (Test), 0 (ODI)
Half Centuries 1 (Test), 2 (ODI)
Ducks 19 (Test), 14 (ODI)
Nervous Nineties 1 (Test), 1 (ODI)
Wickets 330 (Test), 272 (ODI)
Captainship in Matches 7 ODIs
Man of the Matches 10 (Test), 2 (ODI), 0 (T20)

Biography: Allan Donald, fondly known as “White Lightning,” was born on 20th October 1966 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers to have played the game of cricket. With a fiery pace, lethal bouncers, and pinpoint accuracy, Donald terrorized batsmen during his illustrious career.

Donald made his Test debut on 18th November 1991 and quickly established himself as the spearhead of the South African pace attack. His passion for the game and fierce determination were evident in every spell he bowled. He retired from One-Day Internationals on 18th February 2003, from Test matches on 18th January 2004, and from T20s on 15th February 2004.

Over the course of his career, Donald played 72 Test matches, 164 ODIs, and 10 T20s, picking up a staggering 330 Test wickets and 272 ODI wickets. He was known for his ability to deliver crucial breakthroughs and was a true match-winner for his team.

As a lower-order batsman, Allan Donald contributed some handy runs on occasion, scoring 1 half-century in Tests and 2 half-centuries in ODIs. However, he also experienced 19 ducks in Tests and 14 in ODIs. He had one nervous ninety scores in both Test and ODI formats.

Apart from his exceptional bowling prowess, Donald had a brief stint as captain in 7 ODIs, leading the team with passion and leading by example. He earned several “Man of the Match” awards throughout his career, being named the standout player in 10 Test matches and 2 ODIs.

World Records:

Note: As of my last update in September 2021, here are some of Allan Donald’s world records across formats:

World Records Record
Most wickets for South Africa in Test matches 330 wickets
Second-highest wicket-taker for South Africa in ODIs 272 wickets
First South African to take a Test hat-trick Against Australia in 1997

Please note that these records might have changed or been broken after September 2021.

Brand Endorsements: Allan Donald’s remarkable skills and popularity as a fast bowler made him a sought-after personality for brand endorsements. His intimidating presence on the field and remarkable performances garnered attention from various companies seeking to associate with a cricketing icon. While I do not have access to the specific details of his brand endorsements beyond September 2021, it is safe to assume that Allan Donald had lucrative partnerships with various brands during and after his playing career, further enhancing his status as a legendary figure in cricket and beyond.

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