Twitter reacts to Proteas new coach, Ottis Gibson

2017-08-30 17:05
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Cape Town - It came as no surprise to cricket supporters when former West Indian bowler and England bowling coach Ottis Gibson was named the new Proteas head coach of the Proteas.

After months of speculation and Proteas Test skipper Faf du Plessis nearly confirming the news after the Proteas 3-1 Test series loss against England this month, Gibson was confirmed as Russell Domingo's replacement.

READ: CSA welcomes Ottis Gibson as Proteas coach

Gibson will take over his new role after the completion of the England and West Indies three-match Test series, which ends Monday, September 11.

Gibson's first assignment will be a two-Test home series against Bangladesh beginning on September 28, which is followed by a four-match one-day series and a two-match T20 series.

There was a mixed reaction on Twitter over Gibson's appointment:

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