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Jacques Kallis (Former South African Cricketer): Profile, Records, Wife, Controversies, Age, Weight, Height and More

By Bisma Qamar @BismaQamar6

Jacques Kallis is one of the most complete all-rounders of all time. Kallis was a solid #3 batsman and a fast bowler who could bowl in every situation.

Name: Jacques Kallis

Nickname: Kalahari, Woogie

Role: All-rounder

Cricket Career

International Career

Test Debut: vs England in Cape Town on 9th January 1996

ODI Debut: vs England in Durban on 14th December 1995

T20I Debut: vs New Zealand in Johannesburg on 21st October 2005

Source: Cricketnmore

Jersey Number: #8 (South Africa)

Major Teams: South Africa, Cape Cobras, Africa XI, Western Province, Kolkata Knight Riders, Glamorgan, Sydney Thunder, ICC World XI, Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Records

  • First batsman (after Sir Don Brandman) to score five Test consecutive centuries in 2003
  • First ever to score 150 runs in his 150th Test
  • 2nd most centuries in the Test – 45
  • First-class career: 19695 runs and 427 wickets

Personal Life

Date of Birth: 16th October 1975

Age (as of May 2019): 44 Years

Birth Place: Pinelands, Cape Town, South Africa

Nationality: South Africa

Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Libra

School: Wynberg Boys High School

College: N/A

Educational Qualifications: Secondary School level

Signature: N/A

Girlfriends, Wife and Children

Marital Status: Married

Affairs/Girlfriends:

  • Cindy Nell (Miss South Africa in 2002);
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  • Marisa Eggli (1st Runner-up of Miss South Africa 2003);
  • Kim Rivalland;
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  • Shamone Jardim
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Wife: Charlene Engels

Source: Aportswallah

Marriage Date: 2019

Children: N/A

Biography

Autobiography: N/A

Biopic: N/A

Earnings

Net Worth: $35 Million

Awards and recognitions

  • ICC Test Player of the Year in 2005
  • ICC Champions Trophy Player of the Series
  • Leading Cricketer in the World (2008 Wisden)
  • South African Cricketer of the Year (2011)
  • Favourite Sports Star (You Magazine in 2012)
  • Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Year (2013)
  • Ram Delivery of the Year (2013)
Source: Sport24

Family

Father: Henry Kallis

Mother: Merica Kallis

Sister: Janine Kallis

Brother: N/A

Coach/Mentor: N/A

Religion: Christian

Address: Cape Town, South Africa

Controversies

  • N/A

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 6″

Weight (approx.): 85 kg

Eye Colour: Blue/ Hazel

Hair Colour: Golden Brown

Preferences/Favourite

Hobbies: N/A

Cricketers: Brian Lara

Cricket Ground: Oval, London

Athletes: N/A

Food: Beef steak and Red wine for a drink.

Artists: N/A

Films: N/A

Destinations: N/A

Tattoos: Yes

Drinking: Yes

Style Quotient

Audi R8

Lesser Known Facts:

His inspiration has always been his father, who helped him a lot in his career and in World Cup 2003, when his father was battling with terminal cancer he left the tournament to take care of his father.

He runs Jacques Kallis Foundation to develop the life skills and academic potentials of the student in the South African schools.

He likes to play golf and is also a prominent member of Leopard Creek Golf Club.

Bisma Qamar @BismaQamar6

Experiencing and exploring different chapters of life and trying to bring them down on the canvas of my writing. Got my degree in Journalism and I aspire to be a great writer.