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.

Age 47
Wife Charlene Engels
Jersey Number 8
Height 6 feet

Nickname: Kalahari, Woogie

Role: All-rounder

Cricket 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

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

Kallis Record

  • 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

Related Jacques Kallis Stats

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


Charlene Engels is the wife of Jacques Kallis.

Jacques Kallis Wife Charlene Engels

Affairs / Girlfriend:

Cindy Nell (Miss South Africa in 2002);

Jacques Kallis Cindy Nell

Marisa Eggli (1st Runner-up of Miss South Africa 2003);

Kim Rivalland

Jacques Kallis Kim Rivalland

Shamone Jardim

Kallis wife Shamone Jardim


  • 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

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

Religion: Christian

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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