Kallis played 166 Test matches and had a batting average of over 55 runs per innings. From October to December 2007 he scored five centuries in four Test Matches; with his century in the second innings of the third test against India in January 2011, his 40th in all, he moved past Ricky Ponting to become the second-highest scorer of Test centuries, behind only Sachin Tendulkar's 51.
Kallis was named Leading Cricketer in the World in the 2008 Wisden for his performances in 2007 in addition to being the ICC Test Player of the Year and ICC Player of the Year in 2005. He has been described by Kevin Pietersen and Daryll Cullinan as the greatest cricketer to play the game, and along with Walter Hammond and Sir Garry Sobers is one of the few Test all-rounders whose Test batting average is over 50 and exceeds his Test bowling average by 20 or more.
Full name Jacques Henry Kallis
Born 16 October 1975 (age 38) Pinelands, Cape Town, South Africa
Nickname Jakes, Woogie, Kalahari
Height 1.82 m
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm fast-medium
Role All rounder
National side South Africa
Test debut (cap 262) 14 December 1995 v England
Last Test 26 December 2013 v India
ODI debut (cap 38) 9 January 1996 v England
Last ODI 8 December 2013 v India
ODI shirt no. 3