Andrew Hudson

Country: South Africa
Born: March 17, 1965, Eshowe, Natal (Zululand)
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Opening Batter

Andrew Hudson Bio

Andrew Charles Hudson is a former South African cricketer who will forever be etched in the annals of cricket history for his exceptional debut performance. Born on March 1, 1964, in Johannesburg, South Africa, Hudson emerged as a promising talent and made a significant impact in the world of cricket during his career.

Hudson made his highly anticipated Test debut against the formidable West Indies team in Barbados during the 1991-92 season. It was a truly remarkable outing as he displayed tremendous determination and skill, ultimately scoring an impressive 163 runs in a nine-hour battle against renowned West Indian bowlers such as Curtly Ambrose and Patrick Patterson.

This remarkable feat earned Hudson the distinction of becoming the first South African cricketer to score a century on his debut. It was an achievement that would be revered and celebrated for years to come. In fact, it took more than a decade before another South African, Jacques Rudolph, would join the elite club by scoring an unbeaten 222 against Bangladesh in 2003.

Beyond his exceptional cricketing abilities, Hudson was also known for his strong religious beliefs and his character as a genuinely decent human being. His unwavering faith made him a beacon of inspiration both on and off the field. Officiating as an ambassador of his faith, Hudson always conducted himself with utmost decorum and earned the respect and admiration of his teammates, opponents, and fans alike.

However, Hudson’s career had its fair share of challenges and setbacks. During a Test match against Australia in Johannesburg in the 1993-94 season, he found himself on the receiving end of an infamous send-off from the legendary Australian spinner, Shane Warne. This incident, though marred his reputation momentarily, did not deter Hudson from his passion for cricket.

While his batting average initially soared above 40, Hudson’s form started to waver in the latter stages of his career. He played his last Test match against Pakistan in the 1997-98 season, with his average having dwindled to a modest 33. Nevertheless, his contributions to the South African cricket team were not solely defined by numbers but by his unwavering commitment and resilience.

One of the highlights of Hudson’s career came during a Test match against India in the 1996-97 season. In a challenging situation, with South Africa being put in to bat on a lively Durban pitch, Hudson displayed remarkable courage and skill by scoring a crucial 80 runs. This outstanding innings proved to be the highest individual score for his team, surpassing the total runs scored by the entire Indian team in their second innings.

Andrew Hudson’s impact on South African cricket can’t be measured by mere statistics alone. His dedication, exceptional debut century, and steadfast character continue to leave an indelible mark on the cricketing world. As his career progressed, Hudson not only became a role model for aspiring cricketers but also served as a reminder of the power of faith, perseverance, and integrity in the face of adversity.

Even after retiring from professional cricket, Hudson continues to contribute to the sport through his involvement in various coaching and administrative roles. His passion for the game and his commitment to nurturing the next generation of cricketers ensure that his legacy will endure for years to come.

Andrew Hudson Career Stats

Andrew Hudson Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 35 63 3 2007 163 33.45 5129 39.13 4 13 254 5 36 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 89 88 1 2559 161 29.41 3960 64.62 2 18 278 15 18 0
FC 151 270 20 9156 206 36.62 - - 20 47 - - 140 0
List A 206 204 7 5884 161 29.86 - - 4 41 - - 50 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Andrew Hudson Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 35 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 89 1 6 3 0 - - - 3 - 0 0 0
FC 151 - 24 5 0 - - - 1.25 - 0 0 0
List A 206 - 24 16 1 1/10 1/10 16 4 24 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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