Former Zimbabwe cricketer Henr

The Voice Australia/YouTube

Former Zimbabwe cricketer Henry Olonga wows judges on The Voice Australia [video]

Zimbabwe Cricketer turned singer, Henry Olonga recently wowed the judges on The Voice Australia when he sang his rendition of Anthony Warlow’s ‘This is the Moment’.

Former Zimbabwe cricketer Henr

The Voice Australia/YouTube

Former Zimbabwean cricketer Henry Olonga recently wowed the crowd and judges with his audition on The Voice Australia.

During the blind auditions, Olonga proved his talents off of the cricket pitch.

According to the New Zealand Herald, the 42-year-old played 30 tests and 50 ODIs for Zimbabwe from 1995 to 2003.

He was the first black cricketer to play for his country but was forced to live in exile in England following the 2003 Cricket World Cup after wearing a black armband to protest Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe.

He’s reportedly married to an Australian and has previous reality show experience, winning the UK’s The All Star Talent Show in 2006.

During his audition, Olonga sang ‘This is the Moment’ by Andrew Warlow.

He received rave reviews from judges Delta Goodrem, Kelly Rowland and Boy George.

Fellow judge Guy Sebastian was the only one to recognise him as a former cricketer.

Watch: Henry Olonga sings ‘This Is the Moment’

“I’ve been singing a lot of music since I retired from my previous career. I just wanna sing now. Just sing,” said Olonga.

In a teaser for his blind audition, Olonga spoke up about how his decision to wear a black armband in protest to “mourn the death of democracy in Zimbabwe”.

“I grew up in a country called Zimbabwe. A lot of terrible things had happened in Zimbabwe, human right abuses when a man called Robert Mugabe came to the helm.

“This led to myself and Andy Flower to do a protest at the World Cup 2003. We wore black armbands as symbols of mourning the death of democracy. I lost my career and I then got exiled after receiving death threats in Zimbabwe. I finally settled in the UK for 12 years before coming to Australia,” he said.

Shaun Pollock also had some words of admiration for Olonga:

Also read: SA’s Selkii wows Blake Shelton once more