Jacques Kallis wants one more World Cup!!!

April 10, 2012 in Uncategorized

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.

 

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














































































Mat



Inns



NO



Runs



HS



Ave



BF



SR



100



50



4s



6s



Ct



St



Tests



152



257



39



12379



224



56.78



27151



45.59



42



55



1375



90



181



0



ODIs



321



307



53



11498



139



45.26



15756



72.97



17



85



903



136



125



0



T20Is



17



17



1



573



73



35.81



469



122.17



0



5



45



19



6



0


 

Bowling averages










































































Mat



Inns



Balls



Runs



Wkts



BBI



BBM



Ave



Econ



SR



4w



5w



10



Tests



152



252



18954



8957



276



6/54



9/92



32.45



2.83



68.6



7



5



0



ODIs



321



280



10636



8558



270



5/30



5/30



31.69



4.82



39.3



2



2



0



T20Is



17



12



186



229



5



2/20



2/20



45.80



7.38



37.2



0



0


 

Do you all think he will make it to the next World Cup in
NZ & Aus?

 

11 responses to Jacques Kallis wants one more World Cup!!!

  1. For sure, probably the greatest player the game has ever seen….

  2. “Jacques Kallis wants one more World Cup”

    One more? Doesn’t that imply that he has at least one already?

    Interesting that Kallis’ cricket priories appear to be Swish-Klunk, ODIs, Club, Social, PlayStation and only then Test Cricket . . . but either way, if Jacques “Methusela” Kallis does play in another Cricket World Cup, do you think the umpires will allow him to use a zimmer frame?

  3. Of course you Yarpies always cling onto the past, even if it drags you down.

  4. Indeed, it’s a bit sad that these fellows have produced only one above-average cricketer in the last 30 odd years and they have so little talent coming through the ranks that they can’t let the old man retire with a bit of dignity still intact.

  5. “For sure, probably the greatest player the game has ever seen….”

    The greatest? Well, perhaps . . . I suppose if you only started watching the sport in the last year or two . . . and if you didn’t have a TV . . . and if you never attended international matches . . . then maybe he would be . . .

  6. NOw Kitchy my buddy and friend, some of your best players as at this moment are yarpies not good enough for the Proteas, no?

  7. Lol, good one.

  8. once a choker always a choker, lol

  9. Lord L, jy is seker die mees eentonigste kommentaar leweraar op hierdie blogs.

    Ek dink jy konsentreer so hard om nie Suid Afrikaans te klink dat jy vergeet om enige humor of gevoel in jou kommentaar te sit. Kom bietjie by ou…

  10. Kallis needs to let it go… seriously.

    And no, he has not achieved “all success” there is to achieve.

  11. Hope he makes it?

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