Jacques Kallis
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Last Update on: October 1st, 2022 at 12:47 pm

South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis is among the greatest players in cricket history. In 166 Tests, Kallis scored 13289 runs and 292 wickets, 11579 runs and 273 wickets in 328 ODIs, and 666 runs and 12 wickets in 25 T20Is. He has 2427 runs and 65 wickets in 98 IPL matches.

Former South Africa captain Jacques Kallis is considered to be one of the best all-rounders in the game of cricket. Kallis is the only player in Test and ODI history to have scored over 10,000 runs and taken over 250 wickets.

Hardik Pandya And Ben Stokes Are World-class All-rounders – Jacques Kallis

Kallis feels that Hardik Pandya and Ben Stokes are world-class all-rounders and will play a big role for their respective teams in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022.

“These two (Hardik Pandya and Ben Stokes) are world-class all-rounders. All-rounders are something you need to look after; they don’t come around often. I am sure both of them will play a big role for their respective teams. It will be a good battle between both of them,” Kallis told NDTV.

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India is hosting a three-match T20 series against South Africa, and both teams will be looking to figure out their best playing XI ahead of the T20 World Cup. Kallis feels both India and South Africa will be up there to watch out for in the T20 World Cup.

“I think both India and South Africa would be up there in terms of teams to watch out for in the T20 World Cup. It will be an important series in India now between these two teams even though the conditions would be different. I think these two teams would be up there, in World Cup, you need luck to go your way and stuff like that. Hopefully, especially from South Africa’s point of view, it will be a good World Cup for us.”

Legends League Cricket Has A Bright Future – Jacques Kallis

The South African all-rounder is playing for Gujarat Giants and he believes that the Legends League Cricket has a bright future. He also said that he has always been a person who takes care of his body, which is why he has had a few injuries in his career.

“It has been good fun. The guys have enjoyed catching up with each other, not surprised with how competitive it has been because the guys are naturally competitive,” Kallis said.

Jacques Kallis, South Africa, ICC Final
Jacques Kallis (Image Credit: Getty)

“We always knew it would be competitive, the guys have really enjoyed it. I think it is great, it shows that Legends League has something to offer. It will go from strength to strength,” he added.

“People and players have enjoyed it, I think there is a bright future for it. I think I have always been someone who has looked after my body. That’s the reason I did not have many injuries throughout my career. I enjoy the fitness kind of things, it is just a natural thing for me,” said Kallis.

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