Martin James Guptill is a New Zealand cricketer and plays for the New Zealand cricket team as an opening batsman. Martin Guptill was born on 30 September 1986 to father-Peter Guptill, who was a truck driver and mother-Jan Henderson. Guptill’s sister’s name is Raewyn Thomas and his cousin name is Michael Guptill-Bunce, his Auckland Aces teammate.
Martin Guptill has just two toes in his left foot because at the age of 13, Guptill was intricate in a lawnmower accident and unluckily lost three toes. This reality was exposed to the world by provincial co-player Scott Styris while Styris was explaining on Guptill’s ODI debut history. After this incident and revealing of this fact, it has earned Guptill the nickname “Two Toes” inside the Black Caps team.
Guptill is the leading cricketer from New Zealand who stands fifth in the world to hit a double century in an ODI match. He presently owns the record of maximum individual score in World Cup and also the second top score in ODI of 237* runs. His wife is New Zealand Herald Focus co-host, radio host, and Sky Sport sidelines reporter named Laura McGoldrick, while his sister-in-law anmed Leanne McGoldrick is Martin’s agent, and also a household friend of Martin Crowe, because Crowe was a mentor to Guptill.
Guptill initially signified New Zealand team in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup which was organized in Sri Lanka in year 2006. He started his ODI debut for New Zealand team in year 2009 against the West Indies team in Auckland, wherein he became the first New Zealand cricketer to hit a century on his one-day debut match.
Guptill attained the landmark with a gigantic six off the bowling of Chris Gayle and his score of 122 not out is the maximum debut score in history of New Zealand ODI, and second maximum debut score in ODI matches. Guptill has also attained the maximum ODI score for a New Zealand team against the West Indies team and turned out as the first New Zealand cricketer to make batting over a completed innings.
In year 2015, Guptill recorded the fastest half century by a New Zealander in 17 balls, which is connected second all time, one ball after AB de Villiers as well as scoring 87 in the lead innings. Guptill is the first New Zealand criceter and stands at overall 5th in the whole world to make a score of double century in an ODI match.
Martin Guptill appeared Avondale College and even played in the school’s 1st XI cricket team on account of his passion for cricket from early childhood. Martin appeared Kelston Primary and Kelston Boys before moving to Avondale College and he was also a prefect in his final year of education.
Martin Guptill Net Worth
The estimated total net worth of Martin Guptill is around $3.2 million US dollars in year 2017. The stated net worth of Martin Guptill highlights his earning from Test and ODI matches as a representative of his team, his business deals, etc. The base salary of Guptill is more as compared to other cricketers.
Martin Guptill has once stated that he is happy in his own Eden paradise where he currectly stays. Guptill further added that he always relish being in front his my home crowd at Eden Park and has even stated that he has all the luxury in his Eden paradise that can satisfy him.
In year 2011 it was officially declared that Martin Guptill had contracted for Derbyshire in England. He needs to take over from Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja for the second partial of the County Championship and CB40 season.
Martin Guptill is repeatedly seen signing autographs and gathering the fans after games and training, which suits impeccably as an ambassador for the prestigious Kookaburra brand.
Guptill will be seen recently in IPL 2017 and in this matter, Eoin Morgan has stated that they had few good players at the auction including Martin Guptill and opened star T Natarajan among other cricketers. It was also mentioned that they have now kept their fingers crossed after signing off Guptill.
Martin Guptill is a prominent New Zealand cricketer having many important and praiseworthy records set in his career. Guptill has been continuously serving till date to outshine his team in the world of cricket.