Jacques Kallis wants one more World Cup!!!

Veteran South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis has

vowed to defy age and history, saying he wants to win the 2015 World Cup for

his country before calling it a day.

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Since their post-apartheid debut in cricket’s one-day

showpiece in 1992, South Africa have never made it to the World Cup final,

famously wilting under pressure several times despite boasting some hugely

talented teams.

 

Kallis, 36, who is playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in

the ongoing Twenty20 Indian Premier League (IPL), said he was confident he

would remain fit for the next World Cup to be jointly hosted by Australia and

New Zealand.

 

“My primary target is to help Team Kolkata win the

IPL. But when it comes to international commitments, I want to win the World

Cup for South Africa,” Kallis told the Times of India on Monday.

 

“In my cricketing career, I have achieved all

success, but the only thing that has eluded me is the World Cup.”

 

Kallis, who has figured in five World Cups, can draw

inspiration from Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar, who was part of his

country’s World Cup-winning side last year on his sixth and probably last

attempt at the age of 37.

 

The South African all-rounder, who has scored 12 379 runs

in 152 tests and 11 498 runs in 321 one-day internationals, said he had not

thought of quitting the game and his aim was to stay fit. He has also grabbed

276 test and 270 one-day wickets.

 

Batting and fielding averages

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