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Friday, December 20, 2013

Superhero Steve Tikolo

Age - 42 Years, 6 Months (December 2013), Efforts by Legendary Steve Tikolo, who came out of retirement were not enough for Kenya as they failed to qualify for 2014 ICC World Twenty20 & finished 11th out of 16 teams. (Tikolo scored 236 Runs Averaging around 34 & took 12 wickets in 8 matches). After the dismal performance Tikolo is also the interim coach of Kenyan Cricket Team. Stats - Tikolo has played 134 ODIs in which he scored 3421 runs and took 94 wickets (345 Runs & 13 Wickets in 15 T20 Internationals), & thousands of runs in List A & First Class Matches around the world. Leading, inspiring the Kenya squad in 90s, 2000s & now once again in qualifiers. 

*)- Inpired generations, saved Kenya's ODI status (falling into Division Two, Three team status) which seemed inevitable quite a few times.

*) - World Cup Appearances - 5

*) - Winning Multiple ICC Associate-Allied Nation Championships & Trophies 1996-Present.

*) - Coach - Kenya (Current), Uganda.

Steve Tikolo & Ryan ten Doeschate are the 2 players I want to see playing in test matches, especially Steve but we all no thats impossible. Moving on...

  "The glory days of 2003 and qualifying for the 2003 World Cup semi-final are the stuff of legend to most of the current crop, and a distant memory for Tikolo. "It makes my heart bleed," he said. "We worked so hard - at one point people were saying we could be the next Test team. And look at where we are now." Kenya had also failed to secure a spot for the 2015 World Cup when they were beaten by Afghanistan in the World Cricket League, but they do have another chance at qualification during next month's qualifiers in New Zealand, where the final two spots will be determined among the list of contenders.

 All the Very Best Team Kenya & "The Gun" Steve Tikolo. #respect

Kenya Winners of ICC World League Trophy (2007)

- Mohit Sharma (Trendster / Trendy Baba)