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HENRY OLONGA


Cricket for sometime had been in the background, just one of many interests he had. When his athletics coach left the school his cricket coach took him under his wing and presented him with a new dream he had not previously considered. Zimbabwe had just gained test status and was in need of a fast bowler. Henry possessed the speed and athleticism needed to be a very good fast bowler. Once this dream had been planted he decided this was a path he would like to pursue.

He made his international debut in 1995, becoming the youngest player and first black cricketer to play for Zimbabwe. His first over was an emotional roller coaster, not just for him but for the crowd as well!!! His first ball was 4 wides down legside however; he did manage to redeem himself by taking a wicket with his third ball in test cricket. He helped Zimbabwe to its first ever Test victory in that game.  He took his carear best 6 for 89 against England and finished up with 2 5 wkt hauls in Test Cricket.

Henry achieved international recognition (along with team mate Andy Flower) in 2003 by wearing a black armband in a Cricket World Cup match to protest against the policies of Zimbabwe's government.Henry had to flee Zimbabwe from impending threats.

Henry has always had a love for music. He has been performing as a soloist since the tender age of 14. He has a tenor voice which he conveniently discovered after his not so complimentray part as a girl in Oklahoma! (By the way it was an all boys school). He has released a single called “Our Zimbabwe” and has also released his first contemporary pop album “Aurelia” with one of the UK’s top producers, Robbie Bronnimann. He is currently working on his 2nd and 3rd albums one of which will be a gospel album.

 

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Henry Olonga

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