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Kallis gets award from South Africa President for contribution to cricket


Former South Africa all-rounder and legend of the game Jacque Kallis was bestowed with the Order of Ikhamanga in Silver by President Cyril Ramaphosa during the National Orders ceremony at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House in Pretoria on Thursday.

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Kallis, who played 328 ODIs and 166 Tests for South Africa is called the best all-rounder of all time. He retired from International cricket in July 2014 and is currently the head coach of IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

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However, he is passing a miserable time at the moment as his side lost five games in a row and are currently at 6th position in the table with 8 points.

The all-rounder received the award for his contribution to cricket and for putting South Africa on the global sporting map.

Kallis has scored 13‚289 runs at an impressive average of 55.37 which also includes 45 centuries. He has also picked 292 wickets in a glittering career that spanned for almost 20 years.

Meanwhile, in the limited-overs format, the dynamic all-rounder has scored 11579 runs at an average of 44.36, including 17 hundreds and 86 half-centuries. He only played in 25 T20s where he scored 666 runs and claimed 12 wickets.

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