(New Zealand Cricketer)
Colin Munro, a South-Africa born New Zealand international cricketer, is recognised as one of the most destructive batsmen in Twenty 20 cricket. When in flow, Munro hits the cricket ball as long as anyone in the game. After debuting in 2012, Munro has been in and out of Black Caps’ limited-overs teams.
The Kiwi all-rounder has quit Test cricket quoting that his “passion for that format of the game isn’t what it once was.” He made only one appearance for New Zealand in Test, against South Africa in 2013.
|Weight (approx.):||70 Kg|
|Date of Birth:||11 March 1987|
|Age (as on 2018):||31 years|
|Birth Place:||Durban, South Africa|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Pisces|
|School:||Maidstone Primary School (South Africa), Glenwood Boarding School (Durban, South Africa)|
|College:||Pakuranga College, Auckland|
|Test:||11 January 2013 vs. South Africa|
|ODI:||22 January 2013 vs. South Africa|
|T20:||21 December 2012 vs. South Africa|
|Jersey Number:||#82 (New Zealand)|
|Domestic/State Team:||Auckland, Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, New Zealand A, Sydney Sixers, Trinbago Knight Riders, Worcestershire|
|Nature on field:||Aggressive Batsmen|
|Likes to play against:||NA|
- Colin Munro is the first batsman to score three hundreds in T20I.
- Munro has the second fastest T20I fifty of all time in 14 balls.
Career Turning Point
- 366 runs in the 2015-16 Georgie Pie Super Smash season (at a staggering strike rate of 175) earned Munro a regular spot in New Zealand’s T20 side.
|Favourite Batsmen:||Jacques Kallis|
|Favourite Cricket Ground:||NA|
|Favourite sports personalities:||NA|
|Favourite Actors:||Meghan Markle|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
|Children:||Connor and Chloe|
|IPL earnings:||1.90 Cr. INR (Delhi Daredevils 2018)|
|Lesser Known Facts|
- Colin Munro represented New Zealand in the U19 World Cup in 2006, but did not have a tournament to remember.
- Colin Munro’s elder brother, Brett Munro played Natal under-13 and under-15 cricket alongside South Africa’s Hashim Amla. However, Brett gave up on the sport.
- Colin Munro played Hockey while in South Africa and played at junior level in Natal Under-15. Only after moving to New Zealand, Munro got into cricket.
- Munro’s mother gave him extra money if he would smash the ball on the roof or hit more boundaries.
- In 2009, Munro almost gave up cricket but his friend, Carl Cachopa, pursued him to continue.
- When Munro started playing cricket, he was looked at as a bowler.