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newscricket6 months ago

Wasn't allowed to coach South Africa as they didn't want more white consultants, reveals Jacques Kallis

One of the greatest all-rounders of the game, Jacques Kallis has revealed that he couldn't stay in the Proteas side as they couldn't take more white consultants. Kallis is currently helping England cricket team in the role of the batting consultant for their ongoing tour of Sri Lanka.
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newscricket7 months ago

England rope in Jacques Kallis as batting consultant for Sri Lanka tour

England have roped in South African legend Jacques Kallis as a batting consultant for the forthcoming two-Test series against Sri Lanka, which is slated to begin on January 14. Kallis will fill in for incumbent Graham Thorpe, who is expected to take over the role for the tour of India in February.
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newscricketa year ago

Jacques Kallis, Lisa Sthalekar and Zaheer Abbas inducted into ICC’s Hall of Fame

The ICC, on Sunday, announced South Africa’s Jacques Kallis, Australia’s Lisa Sthalekar and Pakistan’s Zaheer Abbas as the 2020 inductees for the council's hall of fame. Sthalekar is the second woman to be inducted into the HOF in as many years, after 2019 saw the induction of Cathryn Fitzpatrick.
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featurecricketa year ago

Say hello to Ben Stokes 2.0: the run accumulator

It is not every day that a Ben Stokes hundred gets overshadowed. But the second day of the Old Trafford Test was one of those days. Perhaps for the first time in his career, as he was headed towards a fabulous ton, there were no journalists or commentators gloating over the all-rounder’s greatness.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa year ago

Loved watching Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar bat while officiating, reveals Ian Gould 

A former member of the ICC elite panel of umpires, Ian Gould, has revealed that Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli are among the batsmen he loved watching the most while officiating. Gould has also hailed former South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis as someone he could watch batting all day.
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newscricketa year ago

Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers right up there as best in the world, feels Kane Williamson

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, in an instagram chat with David Warner, opined that Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are among the best batsmen in the world, and labelled the duo ‘special’. Warner, meanwhile, stated that Jacques Kallis is the best cricketer he has ever witnessed.
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newscricketa year ago

MS Dhoni named captain of Virat Kohli and AB de VIlliers’ combined India-South Africa ODI XI

Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, on Friday, on Instagram chat, picked their combined India-South Africa ODI XI and decided to name wicket-keeper MS Dhoni as the skipper of the side. The star-studded side included the two players themselves and the likes of Sachin, Rohit Sharma and Jacques Kallis.
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newscricketa year ago

First time I saw CSK crumble in IPL final under pressure, recalls Manvinder Bisla

Manvinder Bisla has revealed that in 2012, he saw the reigning IPL champions CSK crumble under the pressure for the first time in the tournament. He also added that his 136-run partnership with the South African Jacques Kallis was the best partnership, which led KKR to their first IPL win.
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newscricketa year ago

Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli make it to Michael Clarke’s top seven batsmen

Michael Clarke has revealed that both Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli makes it to his list of top-seven batsmen he has played with or against in his career. Surprisingly, there was only one Australian - Ricky Ponting - on the list while two South Africans and one West Indian also made the cut.
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featurecricketa year ago

It’ll take more than three absolute legends to change South Africa cricket system, feels Wayne Parnell

In the wake of recent crisis management in the Cricket South Africa, former South African all-rounder Wayne Parnell feels that it will take a lot ‘more than three absolute legends’ to change an entire system. Parnell, however, feels that AB de Villiers’ return to the side is almost absolute.
Bastab K Parida