The touring Man U legends have invited Herschelle Gibbs to spend the week with them in Joburg this week, ahead of Saturday’s game at Ellis Park. The plan was to give Herschelle a 15-minute run during the match but he decided to refrain from action because of pending commitments in the next few weeks which includes defending the titles at the Gary Player Invitational at Sun City, and after that cricket appearances in Kuwait.
Would have been interesting had Herschelle decided to accept Man U’s offer to play because Mark Fish would have been playing in the Pirates side, but ill-health forced him out. Herschelle (WP) last played against Fish in 1990 in an inter-pro tournament and both were selected for the SA under-16 team, managed by Eric Dalton, afterwards. I didn’t see any of the matches then because I had a working stint in the London office at the time.