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Waqar praises 'great' Kallis

2013-12-25 21:39
Jacques Kallis (Gallo Images)

Abu Dhabi - Former Pakistan fast bowler and coach Waqar Younis described Jacques Kallis as one of the world's leading all-rounders after the South African star announced his retirement from Test cricket.

Kallis, 38, said on Wednesday that the second Test between South Africa and India, starting in Durban on Thursday, would be his 166th and final appearance although he will continue to play one-day internationals.

"I think one cannot ask for more from a human body than Kallis' - runs, wickets, catches. He has done everything with distinction," Waqar said.

"He was one of the best all-rounders of this generation and I don't think his records and achievements will be surpassed in the near future.

"He has achieved that with quality and he should be proud of himself.

"He has a big fan following around the world. He is a complete academy for the newcomers to learn from. It was a privilege to play against him and watch him over the years."

Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews said Kallis will be missed.

"I have played against him in a couple of matches," said Mathews after his team lost to Pakistan in the fourth one-day international in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

"He was one of the best all-rounders the game has seen, so he will be remembered and of course, missed."

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