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Jacques Kallis appointed mentor and batting consultant for IPL team Kolkata Knight Rider

Dec 8, 2014 13:10 IST

The South African cricketer Jacques Kallis on 5 December 2014 was appointed as the mentor and batting consultant for Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kolkata Knight Rider (KKR).

He renewed his association with KKR for mentoring the team from the 2015 season of IPL.

He will become part of the KKR support staff which already has Vijay Dahiya, Wasim Akram and Trevor Bayliss.

Earlier, Kallis spent the last four seasons with Kolkata Knight Riders as a player. During which the franchise won two IPL titles (2012 & 2014) and finished runners-up in the Champions League T20 in 2014.

During his IPL stint, he amassed 424, 409 and 311 runs in the first three seasons with KKR before bringing an end to his international career in August 2014.

Kallis began his IPL career with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the inaugural edition in 2008. He moved to Kolkata in 2011.

About Jacques Henry Kallis

Jacques Henry Kallis is a former South African male cricketer. A right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium swing bowler, Kallis is regarded as one of the greatest all rounders of cricket.

 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.

Kallis played 166 Test matches and had a batting average of over 55 runs per innings.

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