Farewell Test: Standing ovation for Jacques Kallis at Kingsmead
In a fitting tribute to one of the greatest all-rounders of the game, Kingsmead gave Jacques Kallis a standing ovation as the veteran star led the South Africans out as the Boxing Day Test against India.
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Thirty-eight-year-old Kallis announced his retirement on Wednesday. He will continue to play ODIs and T20s for South Africa.
In 165 Tests for South Africa, Kallis scored 13174 runs at a stunning average of 55.12. He also has 292 wickets and 199 Test catches.
He is the greatest all-rounder the game has seen, at least in terms of statistics, leaving behind Garfield Sobers (8032 runs, 235 wickets, 109 catches in 93 Tests) and Ian Botham (5200 runs, 383 wickets, 120 catches in 102 Tests).
His ardent fans - ones with a sense of humour like these or even the ones without - will surely and sorely miss him in the longest format of the game.