Jacques Kallis Wife, Wiki, Age, Height, Controversies, Stats, IPL Team
Updated on: Sep 30, 2023 1:02 pm IST
Jacques Kallis is one of the most complete all-rounders of all time. Kallis was a solid no. 3 batsman and a fast bowler who could bowl in every situation.
Nickname: Kalahari, Woogie
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
Major Teams: South Africa, Cape Cobras, Africa XI, Western Province, Kolkata Knight Riders, Glamorgan, Sydney Thunder, ICC World XI, Royal Challengers Bangalore.
- 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
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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
Educational Qualifications: Secondary School level
Jacques Kallis Wife
Marital Status: Married
Charlene Engels is the wife of Jacques Kallis.
Affairs / Girlfriend:
Cindy Nell (Miss South Africa in 2002);
Marisa Eggli (1st Runner-up of Miss South Africa 2003);
- 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)
Who scored 10,000 runs and took 250 wickets in Test Cricket?
Jacques Kallis, the former South African cricketer, is indeed the only player in the history of Test cricket to achieve the remarkable feat of scoring over 10,000 runs and taking over 200 wickets. Kallis is widely regarded as one of the greatest all-rounders to have ever played the game.
Is Jacques Kallis the best all rounder ever?
While Kallis is certainly considered one of the greatest all-rounders. His statistics are undoubtedly impressive. He scored over 10,000 runs in Test cricket at a remarkable average of 55.37 and took over 200 wickets at an average of 32.65. He also accumulated over 13,000 runs in One Day Internationals (ODIs) and claimed 273 wickets in the format. His overall impact on matches, with both bat and ball, cannot be overlooked.
Father: Henry Kallis
Mother: Merica Kallis
Sister: Janine Kallis
Address: Cape Town, South Africa
Cricketers: Brian Lara
Cricket Ground: Oval, London
Food: Beef steak and Red wine for a drink.
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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