Jacques Kallis, South Africa, IPL 2019, Indian Premir League, Kolkata Knight Riders
In the 166 Tests, Jacques Kallis has scored 13‚289 runs at an impressive average of 55.37 which also includes 45 centuries. @ Twitter

Former South Africa allrounder Jacques Kallis was bestowed with the Order of Ikhamanga in Silver by President Cyril Ramaphosa during the National Orders ceremony at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House in Pretoria on Thursday.

Kallis, who called time on his playing career in July 2014 after playing in 328 ODIs and 166 Tests, was considered the best allrounder of all time.

Kallis, currently the head coach of the ingoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2019) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders, received the award for his contribution to cricket and for putting South Africa on the global sporting map. (ALSO READ: Jacques Kallis welcomes five-day break as tired KKR suffer third consecutive defeat)

The 43-year-old played his last Test in December 2013 against India in Durban. He has scored 13‚289 runs at an impressive average of 55.37 which also includes 45 centuries. He has also scalped 292 wickets in a glittering career that spanned for almost 20 years.

In the 328 ODIs he has featured, Kallis has scored 11579 runs at an average of 44.36, including 17 hundreds and 86 half-centuries. He only played in 25 T20s where he scored 666 runs and claimed 12 wickets.