Jacques Kallis, the retired all-rounder from South Africa, has been inducted in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame by the International Cricket Council on Sunday.
At present, he is the mentor of his national team. Being regarded as one of the greatest all-rounders in the world, he is now passing on his spirit to the players while coaching.
He has smashed 13289 Test, 11579 ODI, and 666 T20I runs in 166, 228, and 25 matches respectively. It is a moment of glad for the player to be in the Hall of Fame with famous cricketers and he had never thought of it when he started playing.
Jacques Kallis added in ICC Hall of Fame
“It’s a great honor to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. It is something that I never expected when I started playing. I certainly did not play the game for any accolades or anything like that, I only wanted to win the games for whoever I was playing for,’ Kallis said.
“But it is nice to be recognized when one has succeeded in the sport, it is nice to be recognized by people for something that you have achieved in the game, something that I am really proud of.”
- 10,000 runs and 200 wickets in both Tests and ODIs
- Record 23 Player of the Match awards in Tests
- South Africa’s highest run-getter in Tests and ODIs
- An all-round legend
🌟 ICC Hall of Fame 2020: Jacques Kallis 🇿🇦
🔥 10,000 runs and 200 wickets in both Tests and ODIs
🏅 Record 23 Player of the Match awards in Tests
🏏 South Africa's highest run-getter in Tests and ODIs
💪 An all-round legend pic.twitter.com/5sDPlaCcQX
— ICC (@ICC) August 23, 2020
Along with him, Australia’s women cricket team player, Lisa Sthalekar has also been introduced on the list. She became the World Cup winner in 2015 and 2013. Also, she has named the 2010 and 2012 T20 World Cup with Australia.
- ODI World Cup winner in 2005 & 2013
- T20 World Cup winner in 2010 & 2012
- The first woman to achieve the ODI double of 1000 runs and 100 wickets