Written by Staff Writer
25 Dec, 2013 | 10:01 pm
South African legend Kallis has announced that he will retire from Test and first-class cricket after the second Test against India starting at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on Thursday. Kallis remains available for selection in the limited-over formats for South Africa.
Commenting on his decision, the veteran of 165 test matches said, “It’s been an honour and a privilege to have been part of the South African Test team since making my debut 18 years ago. I have enjoyed every moment out in the middle but I just feel that the time is right to hang up my Test whites.
“It wasn’t an easy decision to come to, especially with Australia around the corner and the success this team is enjoying, but I feel that I have made my contribution in this format.”
Kallis made his Test debut as a young and humble 20 year-old, and finishes his Test career as one of the greatest cricketers to have played the game. His statistics speak volumes for the illustrious career he has had—scoring 13174 runs, taking 292 wickets and holding on to 199 catches.
-Times of India
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