Hardus Viljoen Full Biography, Records, Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family, & More

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Hardus Viljoen Biography

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Hardus Viljoen is a South African cricketer, who was born on 6th March 1985. He is also known as GC Viljoen. He is from WItbank. He played for Lions in Domestic cricket, he even made his Test Debut against England in 2016. He was replacement of Kyle Abott. He took the wicket of Alastiar Cook with his very first bowl in the Test Cricket. He is 20th player to have this record in his name.

Viljoen joined Kent County Cricket Club in 2016. He played four matches for Kent, he made County Championship debut against Gloucestershire. He took 5 wickets in the First Day itself. He was signed by Derbyshire on a 3 year Kolpak contract. But his contract was terminated by the mutual consent, when he signed a contract for Kent to play in 2019 T20 Blast. He even played for Kings XI Punjab in 2019. He played for the Paarl Rocks in 2019 Mzansi Super League. He married Rhemi Rynners, who is the sister of Faf du Plessis.

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Career Bowling Stats
Right-Arm Fast Bowler
Format
M
Inn
B
Mdn
Runs
W
BB
Econ
Avg
SR
4W
5W
Test
2016
1
2
114
2
94
1
1/79
4.94
94.0
114.0
0
0
IPL
2019–
6
6
138
0
222
7
2/39
9.65
31.7
19.7
0
0
1st class
2008–
115
199
20199
622
12003
445
8/90
3.57
27.0
45.4
11
25
List A
2009–
95
93
4298
33
4241
131
6/19
5.92
32.4
32.8
5
1
T20
2018–19
2
2
48
0
116
4
2/49
7.75
15.5
12.0
0
0

 

Career Batting Stats
Right-Handed Batsman
Format
M
Inn
NO
Runs
HS
Avg
BF
BF
SR
100s
50s
Test
2016
1
2
1
26
20*
26.0
31
16
83.9
0
0
IPL
2019–
6
3
1
3
2*
1.5
7
3
42.9
0
0
1st class
2008–
115
162
19
2257
132
15.8
3717
110
60.7
1
7
List A
2009–
95
59
20
629
54*
16.1
753
76
83.5
0
3
T20
2018–19
2
2
0
11
15
5.5
10
7
160.0
0
0

 

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Career Fielding Stats
Format
Catches
Run Outs
Stumpings
1st class
2008–
List A
2009–
24
5
0
T20
2018–19
3
0
0

 

Name: Hardus Viljoen
Nickname: GC
Role: Bowler
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast
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Physical Appearance
Height (approx.): 6′ 4″
Weight (approx.): 90 KG
Eye Colour: Grey
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
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Family
Father: Piet Viljoen
Mother: Riana Koen
Brother: Waldo Viljoen
Sister: Yolandi Viljoen
Coach/Mentor: NA
Religion: Christianity
Address: NA
Hometown: Witbank, Transvaal Province, South Africa
Zodiac sign: Pisces
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Cricket Career Debut
Test: 14th January 2016 v England
ODI: NA
T20: NA
Jersey Number: #7 -Derbyshire, Kent, Titans
Domestic/State Teams: Easterns( 2008/09–2011/12), Titans ( 2009/10–2011/12), Lions ( 2012/13–2017/18), Kent ( 2016 ), Derbyshire ( 2017 – 2018 ), Multan Sultans ( 2018 ), Chittagong Vikings ( 2019 ), Lahore Qalandars ( 2019 ), Kings XI Punjab ( 2019 ), Kent ( 2019 ), Paarl Rocks ( 2019 ).
Nature on the field: Aggressive
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Records
⦁ He took the wicket of Alastair Cook with his very first ball in Test cricket, he is the 20th player to achieve this record.
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Preferences
Hobbies: Travelling, Movies, Music.
Favorite Cricketers: NA
Favorite Shot: NA
Favorite Actor: NA
Favorite Sportspersons: NA
Favorite Destination: NA
Favorite Food: NA
Favorite Color: NA
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Source: lokmat

Wife and Children
Marital Status: Married
Wife: Remi Rhynners
Marriage Date: 7th December 2019
Children: NA
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Awards and Recognitions
⦁ Player of the Tournament in the T10 League in2017.
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Controversies
⦁ He is in controversy once, when Faf du Plessis reveals that teammate Viljoen missed a match because he was ‘in bed with my sister’.
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Lesser Known Facts
⦁ His Wife is the sister of Faf Du Plesis.
⦁ He is a dog lover.

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