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Jacques Kallis announces retirement from cricket

South African all-rounder cricketer has announced his retirement. The cricketer will retire from Test Cricket now. However the coach confirmed that there is a chance of him playing in the World Cup 2015. His figures state his cricket career as impressive. The right-handedbatsman, Jacques Kallis didn’t give any specific reason for his retirement from test cricket. He simply said that it is time for other players to earn their name in the world of cricket. He made this announcement at the end of Durban Test against India. All his fans are badly disappointed at his announcements because they always wish to see their ideal cricket beating another team on the pitch. In 2013, this 38 years old man was the only player in the world of cricket to score more than 11000 runs and 250 wickets in test and one-day matches. Most of the people believe that South Africa has a better chance of winning if Kallis decides to play the World Cup 2015.Kallis told the media that his last desire was to win a one-day trophy with South Africa.

Jacques Kallis Jacques Kallis announces retirement from cricket

Views about Jacques Kallis

Jacques Kallis started his career at the age of 20 when he made his debut against England. He is an all-rounder player with 13,714 runs, 292 wickets and held about 200 catches. He is a very fine fielder. He played around 166 test matches giving the average batting of about 55 runs per inning.Kallis is famous for his orthodoxbatting technique. This cricketer will be missed by the fellow cricketers for his calmness and maturity. Former England Captain Michael Vaughan termed Kallis as ‘Greatest All-Rounder’ and ‘Legend’. South African captain Graeme Smith tweeted that it was a privilege to have played with Kallis and he will miss this Great Man. South African Batsman AB de Villiers tweeted that he salutes Jacques Henry Kallis. Indian Cricketer Rahul Dravid told the Cricinfo website that Jacque Kallis was a ‘once in generation kind of cricket’. Cricket South Africa Chief Executive, HaroonLorgat, said that the retirement of Jacques Henry Kallis was a big blown shock to the whole team. Overall, all the fans of cricket will miss this star cricketer.

Achievements

Here is the list of best ranking of Jacques HenryKallis as determined by International Cricket Council.

Test Batting – Career best 1st, high points 935

Test Bowling – Career best 6th, high points 742

Test All-rounders – Career best 1st, high points 615

ODI Bowling – Career best 11th, high points 641

ODI Batting – Career best 1st, high points 817

ODI All-Rounders – Career best 1st, high points 506

Jacques HenryKallis is the only player in the history of World of Cricket who achieved 10,000 runs in Test and ODI Cricket Matches and more than 200 wickets in both. He became the second-highest scorer of Test centuries only behind Sachin Tendulkar. He was named as one of the Wisden Cricketers of 2013. Winning the T20 Indian League with Kolkata is one of the highest points in the career of Jacques Henry Kallis.

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