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South African Allrounder

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Jacques Kallis Info

Full NameJacques Henry Kallis
Date of BirthOctober 16, 1975
Place of BirthPinelands, Cape Town, South Africa
Batting styleRight-handed
Bowling styleRight arm fast-medium
RoleAll-rounder
National sideSouth Africa
Test debut14 December 1995 v England
ODI debut9 January 1996 v England
ODI shirt no.3
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 That’s definitely a goal of mine... If I can, I’d like to play till the next World Cup. We haven’t won any edition and it would be great if we did so in 2015... It would be nice if I could be a member of that team. 
— Jacques Kallis would like to play the 2015 World Cup / April 28, 2012
 We've always had some good battles. He is a very quiet and kind man. I had the good fortune of playing with him at the IPL and he was a man that worked hard on his game. He set high standards for himself and for India. What he has achieved in the game is incredible. He had one of the best techniques in the game and was always a prize wicket to get. The game will be a little poorer without him but I wish him well in his retirement. 
— Jacques Kallis in a tribute to Rahul Dravid / March 09, 2012
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 I would also like to announce that I will be making a personal donation to the Yuvraj Singh Foundation. As we all know, Yuvraj is going through a difficult time at the moment battling a serious illness and I went through a similar experience when my own father died of cancer at a relatively young age, 
— Jacques Kallis announcing that he will contribute to the Yuvraj Singh foundation / March 05, 2012
 We've covered all our bases. We have the balance in the team to be able to play on any type of tracks that come in front of us, which is something we really haven't had for a while. 
— Jacques Kallis about the South African squad for the World Cup / February 22, 2011
 A lot is made in the media about the choker thing. We don't even think about it. I think the media uses this tag far too often, in fact every time the team loses a match. They should go and look up the meaning of chokers in the dictionary first. This tag does not haunt us. Eleven of our 15 players will be playing their first World Cup so it's not something we are even thinking about. 
— Jacques Kallis about the media using chokers tag for South Africa team / February 22, 2011

 They are a dangerous side. They have a few players who can change the game on their day. We have been on top of them recently and played some good cricket. And that's what we will look to do again. Play well and put the pressure back on them. 
— Jacques Kallis about their match against West Indies / February 22, 2011
 I'm going to keep going as long as I can. When you're in good form, especially when you have back-to-back games you have to keep going. I'm enjoying bowling as well. I've done a lot of training form the fitness point of view and it's good. I've worked hard for the last couple of years. 
— Jacques Kallis after defeating Mumbai Indians in 2010 IPL / March 20, 2010
 We have a lot of good players still to join us (Ross Taylor, Kevin Pietersen, Cameron White). It's still early in the tournament, and we're far from qualifying for the semi-finals, so a lot of hard work is still ahead. We're taking it one game at a time and not getting ahead of ourselves. Still, it's nice to think of the depth that's coming in. 
— Jacques Kallis on the foreign players in their team in the IPL / March 20, 2010
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