Robin John Peterson was born on 4 August 1979. He is a former South African cricketer who bowls left arm spin and is a capable batsman. He has played 14 Tests and over 70 ODIs for South Africa. He announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in 9 November 2016.
In December 2009, it was revealed that John 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.
Robin 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. 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.