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Jacques Kallis: I realised in Sri Lanka my time was up

Jacques Kallis retired from Test cricket earlier this year © Getty Images
Jacques Kallis retired from Test cricket earlier this year © Getty Images

Jul 30, 2014

South African cricketer Jacques Kallis, who announced his retirement from international cricket on Wednesday, said he realised on tour to Sri Lanka that his time was up. Kallis, who wished to continue till the ICC 2015 World Cup, played in the One-Day International (ODI) series in Sri Lanka which his side won 2-1.

Kallis was quoted as saying by the Cricket South Africa‘s (CSA) official website, “I realized in Sri Lanka that my dream of playing in a World Cup was a bridge too far. I just knew on that tour that I was done. The squad that was in Sri Lanka is an amazing one and I believe they have a good chance of bringing the trophy home in March.”

Kallis called time on his career spanning 19 years to bring down the curtains on one of the greatest careers of modern times and which included Australia’s two time Word Cup winning captain Ricky Ponting and Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar.

Kallis is widely regarded as the greatest all-rounder to have played the game, surpassing even West Indies legend Garry Sobers. Armed with 300 wickets and over 10, 000 in both forms of the game, Kallis’ stellar display took South Africa to their only win in an ICC tournament. It was the ICC knockout in Dhaka in 1998.

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