Albie Morkel
(South African Cricketer)

Albie Morkel is a South African all-round cricketer who was a hard hitting Left-hand batsman and right-arm medium pacer. He was once considered as the next big thing especially in the limited overs cricket due to his abilities to swin the bat hard and hit the ball out of the park at will. Though, he was a bit unlucky with his injuries which cut short his career, but his ability to hit the ball long was something worth watching.

Albie Morkel
Nickname:Morkel
Profession:Former South African Cricketer
Biography
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Physical Appearance
Height (approx.):6 Feet
Weight (approx.):75 Kgs
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Brown
Tattoos:NA
Personal Life
Date of Birth:10th June 1981
Age (as on 2018):37 years
Birth Place:Vereeniging, Transvaal Province, South Africa
Zodiac sign/Sun sign:Gemini
Nationality:South African
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Educational Qualifications:NA
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Social Media
Facebook page:@AlbieMorkelSA
Twitter:@albiemorkel
Instagram:@ albiemorkel81
Family
Father:Albert Morkel
Mother:Mariana Morkel
Sister:NA
Brother:Malan Morkel, Morne Morkel

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Coach/Mentor:NA
Religion:Christianity
Address:Pretoria
Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test:19th March 2006 vs Australia
ODI:20th February 2004 vs New Zealand
T20:21st October 2005 vs New Zealand
Jersey Number:#81 (International and Domestic)
Domestic/State Team:Easterns, Titans, Durham, Chennai Super Kings, Derbyshire, Somerset, Delhi Daredevils, Rising Pune Supergiants, Royal Challengers Bangalore, St Lucia Zouks, Kandurata Warriors, Perth Scorchers.
Nature on field:Calm
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Career Turning Point
  • His prominent performance against the touring West Indies side in the year 2003-2004 where he smashed a century and took five wickets.
Records

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Preferences
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Smoking/Alcohol:No/Yes
Style Quotient
Cars Collection:NA
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status:Married
Affairs/Girlfriends:Marthmari Morkel
Wife/Spouse:Marthmari Morkel

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Marriage Date:2008
Children:Albertus Johannes “AJ” Morkel (Son), Cara Morkel (Daughter)
Earnings
Net Worth:Around $1 Million
Retainer Fee:NA
Test Fee:NA
ODI Fee:NA
T20 Fee:NA
IPL 11:NA
Awards and recognitions
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Controversies
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Lesser Known Facts

 

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  • Cricket is in his family’s blood. His father and eldest brother played domestic games while his younger brother Morne Morkel has been a lethal part of Sooth African national team.
  • Albie Morkel has a first-class double century to his name with a score of an unbeaten 204 against Western Province Boland while playing for the Titans in the 2004-05 season.
  • In his county stint he has represented 3 teams namely Durham, Somerset and Derbyshire and has played mainly T20 cricket for them.
  • On his Test debut for South Africa, he replaced his younger brother Morne Morkel who was sidelined due to an injury against Australia in 2009. On his debut game he batted at No.8 he scored 58 and picked up a wicket as South Africa won the match by an innings and 20 runs.
  • He has married his childhood crush Marthmari Groenewald and the couple has two children and the family resides in Pretoria.