It's in the suspense of a coin flipping through the air, the fast bowling, furious batting, far-flung wickets and the fielders who boldly defy gravity. It's in the Mexican waves that rip through the crowds of proud flags and painted faces. It's in the intense rivalry that seemingly rises from the pitch and the fans who match the cries for umpires to deliver justice.
This is excitement. This is ICC cricket, and Nissan will be there to pump up the pace as official global partner to the ICC's world-famous tournaments.
KG's Coaching Clinic
It’s no secret that Proteas player, Kagiso Rabada, is passionate about cricket. Kagiso wants to grow the game from grass-roots level, so that children across South Africa can have their lives transformed through the sport the same way his life was. That’s why he started a coaching clinic initiative that's aimed at schools across the country that share his determination and love of the game.
The thrills don’t end there. We also welcome aboard two cricket movers and shakers who will bring Nissan’s unique brand of excitement to every riveting ICC game as Nissan South Africa's official Brand Ambassadors.
We're excited to continue our association with rising star KAGISO RABADA as our South African Brand Ambassador at the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. But thats not all...we're equally thrilled to welcome legendary former SA captain-turned commentator SHAUN POLLOCK to our Nissan family. Shaun will add insight and behind-the-scenes access as an official Nissan South Africa Brand Ambassador at the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.
At only 22, Kagiso Rabada, or KG, is already a formidable force in the world of fast bowling. Regularly reaching the 150km/h mark, KG will be going into the Champions Trophy as South Africa's leading paceman, and the number-one ranked ODI bowler in the world. He is no stranger to accolades though, having already won the Under-19 World Cup, achieving a hat-trick in his first-class debut in 2014, and taking home a record six awards at Cricket South Africa's annual player awards. KG's impact on the field, tenacity, and all-round excitement as a player, makes us proud to be associated with him as a Nissan South Africa Brand Ambassador for 2017.
SHAUN 'POLLY' POLLOCK
Shaun Pollock is a true legend of the game. Born into a cricketing family, he made his own mark as one of the greatest all-rounders of all time. Polly, as he is affectionately known, remains one of only six players to score both 3 000 test runs, and take 300 test wickets. After retiring in 2008, Shaun remained a major influence in world cricket, coaching the Mumbai Indians to glory in the 2011 Champion's League T20. Shaun has since turned his focus to broadcasting, and he is now a world-renowned commentator. Nissan South Africa is proud to welcome Shaun Pollock as our Voice of Nissan for 2017.