His global popularity stemmed from his bright and boyish approach to life, a man
with the common touch but a ruthless dedication to excellence.
spirituality added to the legend - and made his controversial involvement with
the Indian gambling mafia even more incredible.
Accused of match-fixing and
other irregularities, Hansie made a dramatic confession to the South African
Commission of Inquiry, watched live by a global TV audience.
He was banned for
life from any involvement in cricket by the United Cricket Board of South
Africa. When, two years later, he died in a plane crash, he was still picking up
the pieces of his life, faith and future.
Cronje Story: An Authorised Biography