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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Jacques Kallis Retirement
PostPosted: 15:42 on 30th Jul 2014

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Legend

That is all.
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fernando
Post subject: Re: Jacques Kallis Retirement
PostPosted: 15:31 on 31st Jul 2014

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blueandy1mac Wrote:
Legend

That is all.


Agreed.

Top Draw.
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: Jacques Kallis Retirement
PostPosted: 15:50 on 31st Jul 2014

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Yes, I find it odd that I've never heard anyone hail him as the greatest cricketer of all time.

There are plenty who say that about Sachin Tendulkar, yet not only does Kallis have a better batting average than Tendulkar, but he also has 292 Test wickets at 32.65 to his name! All that in a career which spanned an era that in my opinion (between 1995 and 2010) was a golden age of Test cricket.
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: Jacques Kallis Retirement
PostPosted: 16:53 on 31st Jul 2014

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He certainly is a contender for the top all-rounder of all-time. Thankfully due to differing era's there's only subjective argument about who actually is/was.
Won't stop people deliberating it though.

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Richard
Post subject: Re: Jacques Kallis Retirement
PostPosted: 22:13 on 31st Jul 2014

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blueandy1mac Wrote:
He certainly is a contender for the top all-rounder of all-time. Thankfully due to differing era's there's only subjective argument about who actually is/was.
Won't stop people deliberating it though.

Discuss ?


Best all-rounder has to be WG Grace, with Imran Khan second.

I suspect the reason why Kallis isn't rated as one of the all-time greats is that he wasn't the most stylish or flamboyant batsman. I can think of several classic innings by Lara, but none by Kallis spring to mind.

Harvey is right that his bowling was underrated; he was very effective as a bowler every time he toured England.
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Cuthbert Rizla
Post subject: Re: Jacques Kallis Retirement
PostPosted: 00:09 on 1st Aug 2014

Joined: 20:14 on 21st Mar 2012
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I got the impression that after a game while some of his team-mates were spending time with the video analyst he was already in the restaurant perusing the wine list.

I can't recall either a bad word said against him or from him.
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peado
Post subject: Re: Jacques Kallis Retirement
PostPosted: 07:27 on 1st Aug 2014

Joined: 09:29 on 23rd Apr 2008
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Such a pity that he didn't hang on for a few more months before retiring. He is a a Cape Town boy, and I know that the locals were desperate for him to play his last match at Newlands. He played his last test at Durban, but it would have been CT, had India not decided to cancel the CT test. There is an ODI in Cape Town in January, and it's sad he won't be there. As Harvey said, arguebly the greatest all rounder in modern times.
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