Jacques Kallis may well be one of the greatest all-rounders to have played the game. There was one thing that did not make him stand out was his inability to capture the imagination with some flashy performances, but he was the reliable and solid both with the bat and the ball.
Despite the age catching up with him, he was far more fitter than his age of 37 and was still hurling the ball at more than 130’s. Despite this his batting always took a front seat in his career and is almost a legend and whose perform stands on par with Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting.
He also has some of the most interesting stats as an all rounder:
Kallis was named Leading Cricketer in the World in the 2008 Wisden for his performances in 2007 in addition to being the "ICC Test Player of the Year" and ICC Player of the Year in 2005.
Along with Walter Hammond and Sir Garry Sobers is one of the few Test all-rounders whose Test batting average is over 50 and exceeds his Test bowling average by 20 or more.
Kallis became the fourth player and first South African to score 13,000 Test runs on an eventful opening day of the first Test against New Zealand on 2 January 2013.
He was named one of the Wisden cricketers of the year in 2013. The ICC Awards 2005 Test Player of the Year Jacques Kallis.