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Jaques Kallis retires from international cricket: Twitter reactions

Jacques Kallis © Getty Images
Jacques Kallis © Getty Images

Jul 30, 2014

The cricket fraternity on Wednesday paid rich tribute to South African legendary all-rounder Jacques Kallis, who announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket. Kallis had bid adieu to Test cricket after the series at home against India in January.

In December last year, Kallis announced that he will retire from Test and First-Class cricket after the second Test against India at Durban starting on Thursday. However, Kallis remains will be available for selection in the limited-over formats.

Kallis was quoted as saying by cricket.co.za, “It’s been an honour and a privilege to have been part of the South African Test team since making my debut 18 years ago. I have enjoyed every moment out in the middle but I just feel that the time is right to hang up my Test whites.”

“It wasn’t an easy decision to come to, especially with Australia around the corner and the success this team is enjoying, but I feel that I have made my contribution in this format.”

Here are some of the reactions on the microblogging website Twitter:

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Oct 30, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

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Nov 2, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Cuttack

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Nov 3, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Khulna

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Nov 5, 2014 (14:05 IST)   at Adelaide

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Nov 6, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Ahmedabad

More

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Match cancelled

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Match cancelled

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Oct 30, 2014  at Hyderabad

Match cancelled

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Oct 27, 2014  at Hamilton

No result

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Oct 25, 2014  at Dhaka

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