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Gibbs ready to swap individual honour for WT20 crown

April 30, 2010 09:48 IST

Herschelle GibbsSouth African batsman Herschelle Gibbs desperately wants to win the ICC Twenty20 World Cup. He says he is ready to exchange any individual honour of his career for a victory in the Caribbeans.

"I would exchange any major individual honour in my career for a winner's medal at an ICC event," Gibbs told The Star from Bridgetown, where South Africa is practising ahead of their first match against India in St Lucia on May 2.

"You can take any Man of the Match Award away. I want to win a major ICC event, and it is the same for all the other senior players," Gibbs said, reflecting on the lost chances in earlier ICC tournaments that left him disappointed along with Jacques Kallis and Mark Boucher.

"I wasn't part of the Test series victories in Australia and England, so this is what it is about for me," added the batsman, who has honorary citizenship of the Caribbean islands of St Kitts and Nevis after hitting six sixes in one over in the 2007 World Cup against the Netherlands.

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