Jacques Kallis

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Date of Birth October 16, 1975
Place of Birth Cape Town, South Africa
Age 45 years old
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Jacques Kallis

Jacques Kallis is a South African cricket coach and former cricketer. As a right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium swing bowler, Kallis is regarded as one of the greatest all-rounders of all time, and as South Africa's greatest batsman. As of 2020 he is the only cricketer in the history of the game to score more than 10,000 runs and take over 250 wickets in both ODI and Test match cricket; he also took 131 ODI catches. He scored 13,289 runs in his Test match career and took 292 wickets and 200 catches. Kallis played 166 Test matches and had a batting average of over 55 runs per innings. From October to December 2007, he scored five centuries in four Test matches. With his century in the second innings of the third Test against India in January 2011, his 40th in all, he moved past Ricky Ponting to become the second-highest scorer of Test centuries, behind only Sachin Tendulkar's 51.

Full name: Jacques Henry Kallis
Born: October 16, 1975, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Nickname: Jakes, Woogie, Kalahari
Batting style: Right-handed
Bowling style: Right arm fast-medium
Role: All rounder
Twitter: Jacques Kallis's Twitter profile

About Jacques Kallis

Right-handed batsman recognized as one of the greatest all-rounders in the history of cricket, he became the first player to score 10,000 runs and take 200 wickets in both ODI and Test play.

Before Fame

As a teenager, he played for the Old Edwardians team, where coaches began to see his potential as an all-rounder.

Achievement

He retired with 45 centuries, second-most in Test history. His Test batting average was over 55 while his bowling average was under 33, a 20-plus-point difference matched by few other all-rounders.

Family Life

He has a younger sister named Janine. He was once engaged to Cindy Nell, who was Miss South Africa 2002.

Associations

He scored a 115 in his final Test, giving him 13,289 career runs, good enough for third all-time by one run over Rahul Dravid.

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Latest information about Jacques Kallis updated on January 24, 2021.

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