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Jacques Kallis Wife, Wiki, Age, Height, Controversies, Stats, IPL Team


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.

Age 47
Wife Charlene Engels
Jersey Number 8
Height 6 feet

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


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

Kallis Stats

  • 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

Date of Birth: 16 October 1975

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

Jacques Kallis Wife

Marital Status: Married


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

Wife: Charlene Engels

Source: Aportswallah

Marriage Date: 2019

Children: N/A

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


Father: Henry Kallis

Mother: Merica Kallis

Sister: Janine Kallis

Brother:  N/A

Coach/Mentor: N/A

Religion: Christian

Address: Cape Town, South Africa


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


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.

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