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Jacques Kallis – A legend in his own class

There are great batsmen, there are great bowlers and then there is Jacques Kallis. A person who was always in his class of his own. He is considered to be one of the best all rounder the world of cricket has ever seen. While there were many people who questioned his ability with bat in the shorter format of the game were again and again proved wrong.

But unfortunately his dream of playing in the 2015 World Cup came to an end when this man announced his retirement from ODI cricket as well. This announcement came just after his not so good tour in Sri Lanka. He just felt that his time had come to leave International cricket and pass on the responsibility to the younger ones.

Let us take a look at his International career in ODI cricket-

Bat Matches – 328 Runs – 11579 Avg – 44.36 SR – 72.89  100/50 – 17/86
Bowl Matches – 328 Wickets – 273 Avg – 31.79 SR – 4.84 Overs/Match – 5.3

He was considered to be one of the reputed batsmen to play on No. 3 position for South Africa. He had scored 7774 runs in 200 innings in which he batted on No. 3 position.

If you think with this figure of his is no one a great all rounders then here is a list of all rounders with 5000+ runs and 200+ wickets, and only 4 players have managed to feature in this list –

Player Matches Runs Wickets
Jacques Kallis 328 11579 273
Abdul Razzaq 265 5080 254
Sanath Jayasuriya 445 13430 323
Shahid Afridi 378 7619 378

Stat updated till August 2, 2014

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