Gideon Peters from Northerns has been named the Coca-Cola Hero of the Day for day 1 of the 2017 Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Cricket Week.
The prestigious Coca-Cola Hero of the Day award is presented on each day of the tournament in recognition of a game changing ‘hero’ moment. Gideon was selected for the award by a Coca-Cola appointed panel of cricket experts after he took 4 wickets and ran out a player to take the 5 required wickets in Border’s second innings to help Northerns win outright, a very rare outcome for the timed cricket games at the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Cricket Week.
“Sometimes things just fall into place and work for you and that is what happened to me today. My captain only wanted me to bowl 2 overs but I felt like I was on a roll and had more wickets in me. I would like to thank my team mates for all the support they have given me both today and before the tournament,” said a delighted Peters.
“Gideon was outstanding in his bowling today, especially in the second innings. He was quick and accurate, and his performance was definitely the turning point of the game. Well done to him on a great performance,” said Proteas legend and Coca-Cola Hero of the Day panel lead Victor Mpitsang.
Phindile Phiri, Coca-Cola Africa’s Senior Communications Manager commented, “The Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Cricket Week is Where Heroes Are Made and for Gideon this is hopefully just the beginning of a bright future in the game. On behalf of Coca-Cola Africa I extend my congratulations to him. I can’t wait to follow his career going forward as he works towards becoming a hero of South African cricket.”