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Jacques Kallis retirement: Cricket fraternity pays tribute to legendary all-rounder

Jacques Kallis mind-boggling statistics with bat, ball and catches makes him the greatest all-rounder of all time © Getty Images
Jacques Kallis mind-boggling statistics with bat, ball and catches makes him the greatest all-rounder of all time © Getty Images

 

30 December 2013

 

The cricket fraternity on Monday paid rich tributes to South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis, who retired from Test cricket with a fairytale finish, with his side beating India in the second and final Test match by 10 wickets.

 

Cricketers from South Africa and around the world paid rich tributes to Kallis.

 

Kallis’s teammate and South Africa batting mainstay Hashim Amla wrote on Twitter, “Jus wana say well done n also thanks 2 @jacqueskallis75 for not charging royalties 4 d back and across trigger whilst batting.Haha.U legend.” (sic)

 

“Thanks for the great support durban. Great to see a Legend retire the way @jacqueskallis75 did. Congrats on a great career. #Legend,” tweeted Vernon Philander. (sic)

 

Former Australian cricketer Tom Moody said, “Wonderful way for @jacqueskallis75 to finish his illustrious career, test win & ton. Shame it ended in a 2 match series… #SAvsIND.” (sic)

 

 

Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh wrote on the microblogging website, “Sir Jacques Kallis ! Thank you for the great moments truly a legend hats of to you !” (sic)

 

Faf du Plessis expressed, “This team is special.survived against the odds in Joburg & then take the series in Durban.thats what we do.honour playing with #KingKallis.” (sic)

 

JP Duminy wrote, “No doubt the best send for #theking #kallisjysmyAllis hahaha thx for memories.. #greatestofalltime.” (sic)

 

Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan said, “Having the best of runs, wickets, catches and most importantly a true gentlemen- an all rounder in every respect. Thank you@jacqueskallis75.” (sic)

 

Harbhajan Singh said, “Simply the most dashing batsman and best alrounder I have played against salute kallis@jacqueskallis75 hats off to u. God bless.” (sic)

 

South African speedster Dale Steyn said, “What a playa!!! Great way to retire, 100, win the series, number 1 Test team! Congrats to the…” (sic)

 

England cricketer Nick Compton wrote, “Memories as a young boy, spending hours and hours emulating JK in the mirror, came flooding back today. The reason I played cricket.”

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