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