On May 4, 1981 Jacobus Andries Rudolph popularly known to the cricketing fraternity as Jacques Rudolph was born at Springs, Transvaal. If prophesies were to be believed, he was envisaged to be one of the greatest South African Test batsmen looking at the sheer weightage of runs at the domestic cricket. But even after 12 seasons of international cricket Rudolph is yet to establish himself in the South African team. But with the propensity of grinding out epics, Rudolph’s insatiable hunger for scoring tonnes of runs makes him one of the game’s greatest batsmen albeit in the First-Class cricket. At the international level modesty has been the order of his career. Sarang Bhalerao looks at the career of Rudolph.