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Ali Bacher

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Ali Bacher

Cricket legend Ali Bacher talks about his new book “South Africa’s Greatest Batsman Past and Present”.

Born in Johannesburg in 1942 to Lithuanian-Jewish parents, Ali Bacher started playing cricket while attending Kind Edward VII School and represented the Transvaal Province at the age of 17. He went on to play for the national team several times, and played in 12 tests and captaining 4 of them.

Ali Bacher on Afternoon Expres

Bacher also studied at the University of the Witswatersrand, and is a qualified general practitioner. He served on the South African Cricket Union in the late 1980s and in 1991 successfully applied for South Africa's admission to the International Cricket Council.

Ali Bacher's new book “South Africa’s Greatest Batsman Past and Present” showcases some of the country's most memorable cricketing legends from current stars such as AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla, to top past players the likes of Graeme Pollock and Gary Kirsten. He'll be chatting to us about the book and what inspired him to feature some of these big names.

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