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Height: 5' 11"
Age: 32 Years
Wife: Sone Martins

Heinrich Klaasen

Bio/Wiki
ProfessionCricketer (Wicketkeeper Batsman)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 11”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 14 Inches
Eye ColourBlue
Hair ColourBlond
Cricket
International DebutODI- 7 February 2018 against India at Newlands, Cape Town
Test- 10 October 2019 against India at JSCA International Stadium Complex
T20- 21 February 2018 against India at SuperSport Park, Centurion
Jersey Number#45 (South Africa)
#45 (IPL)
Heinrich Klaasen plays with the jersey number 45
Domestic/State Team(s)• Titans
• South African Invitation XI
• Nelson Mandela Bay Stars
• Rajasthan Royals
• Durban Heat
• Royal Challengers Bangalore
• Toronto Nationals
• Glasgow Giants
• Tshwane Spartans
• Guyana Amazon Warriors
• Durban Super Giants
• Sunrisers Hyderabad
• Seattle Orcas
• Oval Invincibles
• Northerns
Batting StyleRight Handed
Bowling StyleRight-arm offbreak
Personal Life
Date of Birth30 July 1991 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2023)32 Years
BirthplacePretoria, Transvaal Province, South Africa
Zodiac signLeo
Signature Heinrich Klaasen's signature
NationalitySouth African
HometownPretoria, South Africa
SchoolDie Hoërskool Menlopark, Pretoria
College/UniversityUniversity of Pretoria
Educational QualificationHe holds a bachelor's degree.
Food HabitNon-vegetarian [1]Heinrich Klaasen - Instagram
HobbiesFishing, Playing Golf, Travelling, Exploring Wildlife
ControversyFined for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct

In May 2023, during a game between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Lucknow Super Giants, Heinrich Klaasen faced a 10% deduction from his match fee for violating the IPL's behavioral guidelines. His penalty came as a result of expressing dissatisfaction with an umpiring decision regarding a no-ball. This incident occurred in the game's 19th over when an initial no-ball call against Avesh Khan's delivery was challenged by LSG. The third umpire, after review, concluded that the batsman's crouched stance influenced the call, leading to the decision's overturn. This led to frustration for Klaasen and the Sunrisers Hyderabad team. [2]Hindustan Times
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsSone Martins

Note: Heinrich Klaasen and Sone Martins dated each other for more than five years.
Marriage Date5 September 2020
Family
Wife/SpouseSone Martins (radiographer)
Heinrich Klaasen with his wife, Sone Martins
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- Laya
Heinrich Klaasen with his daughter, Laya
ParentsFather- Paul Klaasen (deceased)
Heinrich Klaasen (childhood) with his father, Paul Klaasen
Mother- Name Not Known
Heinrich Klaasen with his mother
SiblingsHe has a younger brother.
Heinrich Klaasen with his mother and younger brother
Favourites
BatterAB de Villiers
BowlerDale Steyn
LeaderNelson Mandela
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Audi
• Ford Ranger
Heinrich Klaasen with his Ford Ranger

Heinrich KlaasenSome Lesser Known Facts About Heinrich Klaasen

  • Heinrich Klaasen grew up in Pretoria, where he developed an interest in cricket while studying at the University of Pretoria; he played for his college team.
  • While playing for the Northerns, Klaasen made his first-class debut in the 2012/13 season.
  • In February 2017, Heinrich Klaasen narrowly missed scoring a double-century, yet his significant contribution led the Titans to a victory over the Dolphins in the first-class tournament.

    A picture of Heinrich Klaasen from his domestic cricket days

    A picture of Heinrich Klaasen from his domestic cricket days

  • In August 2017, the Nelson Mandela Bay Stars included him in their team for the first season of the T20 Global League.
  • In October 2018, he joined the Durban Heat for the first season of the Mzansi Super League T20 competition.
  • In September 2019, he was selected to be part of the Tshwane Spartans’ team for that year’s Mzansi Super League competition.
  • In April 2021, he played for Northerns.
  • In February 2023, he scored his second hundred in the SA20 league, representing Durban’s Super Giants in a match against the Pretoria Capitals.
  • In July 2023, Klaasen made history as the first player to hit a century in Major League Cricket during a game where he represented Seattle Orcas against MI New York.
  • Klassen played club cricket for the Purbrook Cricket Club in 2007 and 2010.

    Heinrich Klaasen during a club cricket match

    Heinrich Klaasen during a club cricket match

  • On 2 April 2018, Heinrich Klaasen played his first IPL match after being signed by the Rajasthan Royals to take Steve Smith’s place.

    Heinrich Klaasen was part of Rajasthan Royals in 2018

    Heinrich Klaasen was part of Rajasthan Royals in 2018

  • In December 2018, during the auction for the 2019 season, Royal Challengers Bangalore bought Klaasen. However, they let him go before the auction for the 2020 IPL season.
  • In the 2023 season, he was a part of Sunrisers Hyderabad and scored his first IPL century during a game against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

    Heinrich Klaasen in action while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL match

    Heinrich Klaasen in action while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL match

  • Even though Klaasen was picked for South Africa’s Test team for their series in New Zealand in February 2017, he didn’t make it into the playing lineup.
  • In February 2018, he stepped in for the injured Quinton de Kock and made his ODI debut for South Africa in a series against India. Klaasen received his first Man of the Match award in his second ODI game.

    Heinrich Klaasen with his first Man of the Match award

    Heinrich Klaasen with his first Man of the Match award

  • In February 2018, he was also selected for the South Africa Twenty20 International (T20I) team for their series against India.
  • On 29 February 2020, Heinrich Klaasen hit his first ODI century during a match against Australia.
  • In January 2021, Heinrich Klaasen was named captain of the South African T20I team for their series against Pakistan. He was chosen as captain again for the T20I series against Pakistan in April 2021.
  • On 8 January 2024, Heinrich Klaasen announced his retirement from Test cricket, having played only 4 Test matches since his debut in 2019.

    Heinrich Klaasen's Instagram post about his retirement from Test cricket

    Heinrich Klaasen’s Instagram post about his retirement from Test cricket

  • Here are Heinrich Klaasen’s Test stats:

Matches Runs Batting Average 100s/50s Top Score Catches/Stumpings
4 104 13.00 0/0 35 10/2
  • Klassen admires AB de Villiers as his role model, and he often praises de Villiers’ shot-selection skills. Klassen once said,

    You look up to some role models and you want to be like them – like AB de Villiers. You want to play all the shots but the genius behind guys like AB was knowing when to play them.”

  • He loves fishing, and he shares his fishing experience on social media.

    Heinrich Klaasen's Instagram post about fishing

    Heinrich Klaasen’s Instagram post about fishing

  • Klaasen loves dogs and often posts photos of his pet dog on social media.

    Heinrich Klaasen with his pet dog

    Heinrich Klaasen with his pet dog

  • He enjoys alcoholic beverages and is often spotted cheering along with his wife.

    Heinrich Klaasen enjoying beer with his wife

    Heinrich Klaasen enjoying beer with his wife

  • Klassen is a wildlife enthusiast and often shares his wildlife experience on social media. [3]Heinrich Klaasen – Instagram
  • Heinrich Klaasen and Aiden Markram are close friends, and Klaasen frequently posts pictures with Markram on social media.

    Heinrich Klaasen with Aiden Markram

    Heinrich Klaasen with Aiden Markram

  • Shukri Conrad, the coach of South Africa’s National Academy, once referred to him as the ‘poor man’s Dhoni.’ Conrad said,

    Heinrich stays very calm in the situation. He stays in the moment. There’s very much a ‘poor man’s MS Dhoni’ about him. There are really no sideshows to his game and he doesn’t wait for the game to come to him.”