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Jacques Kallis announced retirement from all formats of International cricket

Jul 31, 2014 11:11 IST

Jacques Kallis, the South African all-rounder on 30 July 2014 announced his retirement from all-formats of International cricket, viz., One Day Internationals and T20s. In December 2013, he had announced his retirement from Test cricket after playing the Test series against India. But he would continue to play further for club cricket like Sydney Thunder and Kolkata Knight Riders.

About Jacques Kallis
• He is considered as one of the greatest all-rounder of all time as a right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium swing bowler
• He played 166 Tests (scored 13289 runs), 328 ODIs (scored 11579 runs) and 25 T20s (scored 666 runs) in career spanning 19 years
• He is the only cricketer in the history of the game to score more than 11000 runs and take 250 wickets in both one-day and Test match cricket
• With this 40th Test century in January 2011, he became the second highest Test century maker after Sachin Tendulkar who has 51 Test centuries to his name.
• He made his international Test debut in December 1995 in a Durban Test against England
• He made his ODI debut against England on 9 January 1996 at Cape Town

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