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Kallis retires from International cricket

South African legend all rounder Jacques Kallis has announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket.

 

The best all rounder born till the date in cricket has expressed his desire to play One Day International till the upcoming World Cup in New Zealand and Australia but expressed his desire to quit it too after his poor form during the South Africa tour of Sri Lanka.

 

38 years old Kallis has played 328 ODIs scoring 11,579 runs with an average of 44.36 and scored 17 centuries and 86 half centuries. In the same number of matches he has taken 273 wickets.

 

Kallis played his last test matches in last December against India played 166 test matches scoring over 13,289 runs with 45 centuries and 58 half centuries with an average of 55.37 while he took 292 wickets in test matches.

 

In only 25 T20s Kallis scored 666 runs with an average of 35.05 and took 12 wickets.

 

During his 19 years long cricketing career Kallis has lead South Africa in two test matches and 13 ODIs.

 

In test matches Kallis is in the third number as the most runs scored after Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting. Master Blaster Tendulkar has scored 15,921 runs in 200 test matches while former Australian captain Ponting has scored 13,378 runs in 168 test matches. While Kallis is in the seventh number in ODIs as the most run scorer.

 

Kallis has expressed his interest of continuing to play franchise T20s for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL and Sydney Thunders in BBL.

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