Jacques Kallis

Jacques Kallis

Name Jacques Kallis
Player Type All-rounder
Date of Birth 16th October 1975
Father’s Name Henry Kallis
Birthplace Cape Town, South Africa
Career Starting Date 14th December 1995 (Test debut)
Career Retirement Date 30th July 2014 (ODI) / 4th January 2014 (Test) / 9th May 2014 (T20)
Matches Played 166 Tests, 328 ODIs, 25 T20s
Centuries 45 (Test), 17 (ODI)
Half Centuries 58 (Test), 86 (ODI)
Ducks 25 (Test), 16 (ODI)
Nervous Nineties 19 (Test), 9 (ODI)
Wickets 292 (Test), 273 (ODI)
Captainship in Matches 25 ODIs, 14 Tests
Man of the Matches 23 (Test), 31 (ODI), 1 (T20)

Biography: Jacques Kallis is one of South Africa’s greatest cricketers and a true legend in the history of the game. Born on 16th October 1975 in Cape Town, South Africa, he displayed immense talent from a young age. His father, Henry Kallis, played a significant role in nurturing his passion for the sport. Kallis had a solid all-round game, excelling as a batsman and a bowler, and he was also an outstanding slip fielder.

Kallis made his Test debut on 14th December 1995 and went on to become a mainstay of the South African cricket team for nearly two decades. He retired from One-Day Internationals on 30th July 2014, from Test matches on 4th January 2014, and from T20s on 9th May 2014. Over the course of his illustrious career, he played 166 Test matches, 328 ODIs, and 25 T20s.

As a batsman, Kallis was known for his impeccable technique and the ability to score runs consistently across all formats of the game. He scored 45 centuries and 58 half-centuries in Test matches, along with 17 centuries and 86 half-centuries in ODIs. While his Test career featured 19 scores in the nervous nineties (90-99) and 9 in ODIs, he also endured 25 ducks in Tests and 16 in ODIs.

Kallis was no less formidable with the ball. As a medium-fast bowler, he possessed the knack of picking crucial wickets at crucial moments. He ended his Test career with an impressive tally of 292 wickets and claimed 273 wickets in ODIs. Additionally, he captained the South African team in 14 Test matches and 25 ODIs.

Throughout his career, Kallis played numerous match-winning innings and delivered outstanding performances that earned him numerous “Man of the Match” awards – 23 in Tests, 31 in ODIs, and 1 in T20s.

World Records:

Note: As of my last update in September 2021, here are some of Jacques Kallis’s world records across formats:

World Records Record
Most Test runs as an all-rounder 13,289 runs
Most Test centuries by an all-rounder 45 centuries
Most Test wickets by a South African bowler 292 wickets
Most runs in ODIs without a double century 11,579 runs
Most ODI catches by a non-wicketkeeper fielder 131 catches
First cricketer to score 10,000 runs and take 250 wickets in ODIs

Please note that these records might have changed or been broken after September 2021.

Brand Endorsements: Jacques Kallis, being one of the most iconic cricketers of his era, was highly sought after by various brands for endorsements. His reputation as a reliable and consistent performer on the cricket field made him an ideal ambassador for several products and companies. While I do not have access to the specific details of his brand endorsements beyond September 2021, it is safe to say that Kallis had numerous brand associations, both in South Africa and globally, contributing to his stature as a sports icon and commercial personality.

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