Kallis inducted into ICC Hall of Fame
Former South African allrounder Jacques Kallis has been inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame.
The 44-year-old is considered one of the game’s greatest ever players, having amassed 13 289 Test runs at an average of over 55, while also taking 292 wickets at 32.65 with his fast-medium swing bowling.
In addition to that, he also scored 11 579 ODI runs (44.36 average) and picked up 273 ODI wickets.
Kallis becomes the fourth South African cricketer inducted into the Hall of Fame after Graeme Pollock, Barry Richards and Allan Donald.
“It is something that I never expected when I started playing,” he said. “I certainly did not play the game for any accolades or anything like that, I only wanted to win the games for whoever I was playing for. But it is nice to be recognised when one has succeeded in the sport, it is nice to be recognised by people for something that you have achieved in the game.”
Joining Kallis in the Hall of Fame is legendary Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas, famously nicknamed ‘The Asian Bradman’, and Australian women's player Lisa Sthalekar.