Scored 85 centuries, took 892 wickets but was dropped from the team due to short stature, never sang the national anthem. Jacques Kallis Birthday south african all rounder lesser known facts

Scored 85 centuries, took 892 wickets but was dropped from the team due to short stature, never sang the national anthem

Jacques Kallis Birthday: Jacques Kallis turns 46

If there is a bat in hand, then he scored a lot of runs, if there is a ball in his hand, he wreaked havoc on the opponents. It is being talked about that player whose name is included in the greatest players of cricket. The name of former South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis is taken with great respect in the world of cricket. This legendary player performed with bat and ball, whose example is not seen in cricket history. Today is Jacques Kallis’s birthday and he has turned 46 years old. Kallis was born on 16 October 1975 in Cape Town. This player performed amazingly with bat and ball in his career.

Kallis scored 13,289 Test runs in his career, 11,579 runs came off his bat in ODIs. Talking about bowling, he took 292 wickets in Tests and 273 wickets in ODIs. Kallis’s bat scored 45 Test and 17 ODI centuries. Adding List A and first class career, Kallis scored 85 centuries. At the same time, he also took a total of 892 wickets in his career. However, before these figures, Kallis had to face many problems in his career. You will be surprised to know that Kallis was dropped from the team due to his short stature. Also, Kallis’s career started in a very disappointing way. Let us tell you some interesting things about his career.

Was thrown out because of stature!

When Jacques Kallis used to play under-15 cricket, he was dropped from the team of Western Province just because he was too young. As a child, Kallis was very weak and was dropped from the team only after seeing his health. When Kallis came to know about this, he said that he would show the people who ousted him what he could do.

Was a flop in the first 7 innings

The international career of Jacques Kallis, who scored consistently throughout his career, started in a very disappointing fashion. In the first 7 innings, Kallis was able to reach only 1 out of ten figures. In the first 7 innings, his average was only 8.14 and he could score only 57 runs. But after that his career flew like a rocket and he never looked back.

Amazing record even on spin friendly pitches

Jacques Kallis may have been from South Africa, where fast bowlers dominated. Kallis loved to play pace and bounce, but let us tell you that this player used to bat amazingly against spinners too. Kallis scored 2058 runs in 25 Test matches played in Asia at an average of 55.62.

very strong mentally

Jacques Kallis was a very mentally strong cricketer. The sledging did not affect Kallis. In one match, Australian fast bowler Michael Kasprowicz abused and sledged him several times. But Kallis completely ignored him, after which Kasprowicz asked furiously. Can’t this player hear?

Kallis did not sing the national anthem

Jacques Kallis has never sung the national anthem of South Africa in his career. He was never seen singing the national anthem before the match, which caused a lot of controversy. Kallis himself did not give the reason for this, but his close friends said that Kallis respects the national anthem and is proud of South Africa.

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