Jacques Kallis

Born Oct 16, 1975

Jacques Henry Kallis is a South African cricketer. As an all-rounder he is a formidable right-handed batsman and fast-medium swingbowler. He is one of the greatest all-rounders of all time, being the only cricketer in the history of the game to hold more than 12,000 runs and 250 wickets in both one day and Test match cricket. He has played in 150 Tests, boasting a batting average of over 55.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jacques Kallis.


1975 Birth Born on October 16, 1975.


1993 17 Years Old He made his first-class debut in 1993/94 as an 18-year-old, playing for Western Province B.
1995 19 Years Old His first Test appearance was on 14–18 December 1995 against England in Durban, but he struggled with the bat in his first few matches.


1996 - 2001 4 More Events
2002 26 Years Old Kallis dated former Miss South Africa 2002 Cindy Nell, and was even engaged to her but he broke the relationship after nine months.
2003 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Kallis is one of only four players in Test history (after Sir Donald Bradman and before Mohammad Yousuf and Gautam Gambhir) to make a century in five consecutive matches, achieved in season 2003/04.
In 2005, he set the record for the fastest half-century, as measured by balls faced, in Test cricket history, scoring 50 against Zimbabwe off only 24 balls. … Read More


2006 - 2007 2 More Events
Kallis returned to form after an indifferent 2008 and averaged over 50 in his next six series. … Read More
2010 34 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Kallis injured his neck during the 2010 Champions League Twenty20 playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore and he missed the Twenty20 and ODI series against Zimbabwe. … Read More
2011 35 Years Old In the 2011–12 season, Kallis scored his second double century in Test cricket, reaching 224 in South Africa's first innings of the third Test of the home series against Sri Lanka. … Read More
2012 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2012 Kallis scored his highest score in Tests - 224 against Sri Lanka at Newlands. … Read More
Kallis became the fourth player and first South African to score 13,000 Test runs on an eventful opening day of the first Test against New Zealand on 2 January 2013. … Read More
2014 38 Years Old He retired from all form of international cricket on 30 July 2014. … Read More
2015 39 Years Old Kallis was appointed head coach of Kolkata Knight Riders in October 2015 when head coach Trevor Bayliss resigned to take over as head coach of England cricket team in June 2015. … Read More
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