Roach names Kallis as toughest batsman he bowled to
West Indies speedster Kemar Roach is one of the best bowler in ICC test rankings. He is regarded as one of the most talented fast bowlers in world cricket and as well as West Indies ever produced.
He has troubled some of the best batsmen of their era with his fast action, hostility and tremendous pace in his ball.
The pacer has been West Indies’ top-class performer over the years across the formats. He is still playing in the same fashion for his country. After making his international debut in 2008, Roach has featured in 56 Tests (193 wickets), 92 ODIs (124 wickets) and 11 T20Is (10 scalps) to be on West Indies side.
It’s obvious that Roach has bothered many bests in business so far, as well as he revealed that there is someone who troubled him the most in the test format.
The Caribbean speedster has named former South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis as the toughest batsman he has ever bowled to. He said that the Proteas legend was technically very solid in his approach and it made really tough for any bowler to get towards him. While he was interacting with Cricket West Indies (CWI) an Instagram Live and there he admitted that Kallis was the hardest batsman he has ever bowled to.
Roach clashed with Kallis in Barbados. “Hands down, I would have to say, Jacques Kallis,” on being asked to name the most difficult batsman he bowled to in Tests.
The pacer further added,
“He (Kallis) was definitely one of the tougher for sure. He was very technical very solid in his approach. He (Kallis) played it very easily, especially in the home series in 2010. He is probably the hardest batsman I have ever bowled to.”
Kallis played over 519 matches scoring 25,534 runs and bagged 577 wickets in his international career. That also put him in the league of best all-rounders. When he hung up his boots in 2014, he had scored 62 tons across all formats.