Robin John Peterson (born 4 August 1979 in Port Elizabeth) is a South African cricketer who bowls left arm spin and is a capable batsman. He has played six Tests and over 50 ODIs for South Africa.
He holds the dubious accolade of being the bowler from whom Brian Lara scored a world record tally of 28 runs in a single Test match over.
In December 2009, it was revealed that he had signed a contract to play for Derbyshire on a Kolpak contract.
He attended Alexander Road High School in Port Elizabeth and matriculated in 1997.
He was bought by the Mumbai Indians in the 2012 Indian Premier League players auction for $100,000.
He was the last bowler to dismiss Ricky Ponting in test cricket, having him caught at slip by Jacques Kallis after Ponting made just 8 runs in his final test innings.
ICC World Cup 2011
Robin Peterson's 4 for 12 versus Bangladesh is his best bowling performance in ODIs surpassing his 3 for 22 against England in Chennai.
Career Best Performances
as of 20 March 2011