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Mickelson’s Masters joy, Klopp’s Dortmund beat Bayern, and shamed Cronje loses top job

London, April 11: As Jurgen Klopp waits for Liverpool’s 2019-20 Premier League coronation, he might look back fondly on this day in 2012 when he was nudging ever closer to glory with Borussia Dortmund. BVB were also involved in a major news story exactly five years later, when their players were stunned by a bomb attack on their team bus before a Champions League game. Phil Mickelson landed his first major golf title at the Masters in 2004, and a South African cricket great’s downfall came on this day in 2000. Here we look back here at standout sporting moments to have occurred on April 11 through the years.

Hansie Cronje was one of South Africa’s greatest cricketers, and one of the country’s most popular figures. His life unravelled in 2000, however, as it emerged that he had been corrupt. He was stripped of the South Africa captaincy on April 11, 2000, within days of the first claims emerging, initially from India. Cronje initially denied wrongdoing, but he later came clean, revealing the depths of his match-fixing dishonesty. He was banned from cricket for life and died in a plane crash in June 2002. Cronje, nevertheless, is still fondly remembered by many in South Africa.

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