Vernon Philander Age, Height, Wife, Family, Biography & More
Bio Full NameVernon Darryl Philander Nickname(s)Pro, V-Dawg, Big Vern ProfessionCricketer (Bowler) Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm in meters- 1.75 m in feet inches- 5’ 9” Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg in pounds- 154 lbs Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 40 inches - Waist: 30 inches - Biceps: 14 inches Eye ColourBlack Hair ColourBlack Cricket International DebutODI- 24 June 2007 against Ireland at Belfast Test- 9 November 2011 against Australia at Cape Town T20- 11 September 2007 against West Indies at Johannesburg Jersey Number# 24 (South Africa) #24 (Domestic) Domestic/State TeamCape Cobras, Devon, Jamaica Tallawahs, Kent, Middlesex, Nottinghamshire, Somerset, South Africa A, South Western Districts, Western Province Favourite BallOutswinger Records (main ones)• The fastest South African to take 100 test wickets (in 19th Test). • The second fastest to take 50 wickets in Test history (in 7th Test). • The 5th player ever to take 5 wickets in an innings in each of his first 3 tests. Career Turning PointHis outstanding performance in the 2006-07 domestic season for the Cobras, where he took 30 wickets and had a batting average of 72. Personal Life Date of Birth24 June 1985 Age (as in 2018)33 Years Birth PlaceRavensmead, Parow, Western Cape, South Africa Zodiac sign/Sun signCancer Signature
Some Lesser Known Facts About Vernon Philander
Does Vernon Philander smoke?: Not Known
Does Vernon Philander drink alcohol?: Yes
Vernon was born into a humble family of a lower-income area on the Cape Flats.
He grew up with his three younger brothers and mother, in his grandparents’ home.
He started playing cricket at the age of 8.
At the age of 20, he gave his first autograph when he used to play for Cape Cobras.
He made his cricket debut on his 22nd birthday with a bang as he took 4/42 in an ODI against Ireland in Belfast in 2007.
It took him around 4 years to make into South Africa’s Test playing XI, and when he made it against Australia, where he single-handedly demolished the Australian batting line-up by taking his first 5-wicket haul.
In 2012, he won the SA Sportsman of the Year Award.
In 2013, he beat his teammate Dale Steyn to become the No.1 in the ICC Test bowlers ranking.
The same year, he founded ‘Vernon Philander Foundation’, and also carries out a blanket drive every winter.
He himself admits that his bowling style suits the new ball.
When he is off the cricket field, he can be seen playing golf more than most of the time.
He is an avid dog lover.