Former South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis has been appointed as the mentor and batting consultant by Kolkata Knight Riders for the IPL season 2015.
After being appointed as the mentor, Kallis who played for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL since 2011 will not be playing any IPL matches in the 2015 season.
After his poor performance in the last season, Kallis got chance to play only eight matches out of 16 matches played by Kolkata. In his eight matches he scored 151 runs with a half century.
39 years old Kallis retired from test cricket in December 2013 and then announced his retirement from One Day Internationals in July but informed to continue with his franchise T20 cricket.
Even though he will be with a new role in Kolkata as a mentor and batting consultant but he will feature in Australian Big Bash League for Sydney Sixers and will also play in Caribbean Premier League 2015.