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| On Updated : Dec 8, 2019 1:38 PM IST

Hardus Viljoen (South African Cricketer) Wife, Weight, Height, Age, Records and More

One of South Africa's many pace sensations, Hardus Viljoen stands today as a T20 specialist bowler known to choke any batting lineup on almost any surface with the shear pace he generates with his 6'4″ body. After playing just one test for South Africa, Viljoen decided to move on and settle for a future in English domestic circuit when he signed a Kolpak contract with Dervyshire in 2016. He has been in red hot form of late and will look to continue it when he debuts for the Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2019.

Name: Gerhardus C Viljoen
Nickname: NA
Role: Right-arm Fast

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 6'4″ (192cm)

Weight (approx.): 88kg

Eye Colour: Grey

Hair Colour: Black

Personal Life

Date of Birth: 6 March 1989

Age: 30 Years

Birth Place: Witbank, Transvaal, South Africa

Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Pisces

Nationality:South African

School: NA

College: NA

Educational Qualifications: NA


Father: Piet Viljoen

Mother: Riana Koen

Sister: Yolandi Viljoen

Brother: Waldo Viljoen

Coach/Mentor: NA

Religion: Christianity

Cricket Career

International Debut:

Test: vs England, 14 January 2016, at Johannesburg



Jersey Number: 7 (Derbyshire, Kent, Titans)

Major Teams: Derbyshire, Kent, South Africa, Titans, Lions, Easterns, Chittagong Vikings, Lahore Qalandars, Multan Sultans, and Kings XI Punjab

Nature on field: Aggressive

Likes to play against: NA


  • Hardus Viljoen holds the distinction of picking a wicket on his first ball of his test debut. He picked up the wicket of Alaistar Cook.

Career Turning Point
Viljoen shot to fame with his stint for the Northern Warriors in the inaugural T10 League in the Middle East and has become a popular name for franchises across the globe for his bowling skills in the death overs.


Hobbies: Travelling, Music, Movies

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Wife and Children

Marital status: Married

Wife: Remi Rhynners (Faf du Plessis' sister)

Marriage Date: 7 December 2019

Children: NA


Net Worth: INR 75 Lakh/Year

Awards and recognitions

  • Player Of The Tournament In The Inaugural T10 League In 2017.


Hardus Viljoen was Charged With A Breach Of ICC's Code Of Conduct While Playing For Lions.

Lesser Known Facts

  • Viljoen signed a Kolpak deal with Derbyshire in 2016 to arguably stay put on his hopes of wearing the South African National Side's jersey.
  • Viljoen's Fiancee, Rhemi Rynners, Happens To Be The Sister Of South African Captain, Faf Du Plessis.