Jacques Kallis
Jacques Kallis

Jacques Henry Kallis is a South African cricket coach and former cricketer. Widely regarded as one of the greatest cricketers of all time and he is one of the greatest all-rounders ever to play the game, Kallis is a right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium swing bowler. Kallis stands alone as the sole cricketer in the annals of the sport to achieve the remarkable feat of scoring over 10,000 runs and claiming more than 250 wickets in both One Day Internationals (ODIs) and Test match cricket.

Jacques Kallis Biography

Full NameJacques Henry Kallis
NicknameKalahari, Jackes, Woogie
ProfessionFormer South African cricketer (all-rounder)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters– 182 cm
in meters– 1.83 m
in feet inches– 6”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms– 85 kg
in pounds– 187 lbs
Eye ColourBlue/Hazel
Hair ColourLight Golden Brown
International DebutODI– South Africa v England (Cape Town) (9 January 1996)
Test– South Africa v England, (Durban) (14-18 December 1995)
T20– South Africa v New Zealand (Johannesburg) (21 October 2005)
Jersey Number#8 (South Africa)
Domestic/State Team(s)South Africa, Cape Cobras, Africa XI, Western Province, Kolkata Knight Riders, Glamorgan, Sydney Thunder, ICC World XI, Middlesex, Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel, Royal Challengers Bangalore
Favourite ShotCover drive
Records (main ones)• First batsman to hit five test centuries in five sequential tests in 2003
• Scored fastest test half-century in just 24 balls in 2004
• First batsman to score 150 in his 150th test
• First ever alrounder to hit 11579 scores (average- 45.13) and took 273 wickets (average- 31) in the ODIs
• Scored 45 centuries in tests (second-most in the test history)
• Hit 97 sixes in tests (second-most in the test history)
Career Turning PointIn 2005, he scored 1288 runs and earned the names as the Test Player of the Year and Joint Player of the Year by ICC.
Personal Life
Date of Birth16 October 1975
Age (as in 2017)42 Years
Birth PlacePinelands, Cape Town (South Africa)
Zodiac signLibra
NationalitySouth African
HometownSouth Africa
SchoolWynberg Boys’ High school, South Africa
QualificationSecondary Level
FamilyFather– Henry Kallis
Mother– Mercia Kallis
Brother– Not known
Sister– Janine Kallis
Favourite Things
Favourite CricketerBrian Lara
Favourite Cricket GroundOval in London
Favourite FoodBeef steak
Favourite DrinkRed Wine
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsCindy Nell (Miss South Africa 2002)
Marisa Eggli (1st runner-up of Miss South Africa 2003 contest)
Kim Rivalland
Shamone Jardim (South African model)
Charlene Engels

Jacques Kallis Age

Jacques Kallis was born on 16 October 1975, in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

Jacques Kallis Personal life

Kallis enjoyed a strong bond with his father, Henry, whom he acknowledged as his primary influence. His sister, Janine Kallis, five years his junior, served as a cheerleader in the 2009 Indian Premier League and currently works as a physiotherapist in East London. When Kallis learned of his father’s terminal cancer diagnosis, he took a break from cricket to be by his father’s side.

Some Facts About Jacques Kallis

  • In 1998, at the age of 23, he won the ICC Champions Trophy titles- ‘Man of the Match’ and the ‘Player of the Series.’
  • He considers his father Henry as his idol who inspired him to play cricket and did his best to built his cricket career.
  • In his first-class matches, he hit 19695 scores and took 427 wickets.
  • In 2003, he became the first batsman (after Sir Don Bradman) to hit five test centuries in five sequential tests.
  • He completed his 100th test (against New Zealand) at Centurion ground.

Latest New about Jacques Kallis

Arshin Kulkarni touched the feet of South African legend Jacques Kallis to seek his blessing ahead of U19 World Cup 2024.

Arshin Kulkarni touched the feet of South African legend Jacques Kallis to seek his blessing ahead of U19 World Cup 2024.
Arshin Kulkarni touched the feet of South African legend Jacques Kallis to seek his blessing ahead of U19 World Cup 2024.

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