Johannesburg: Jacques Kallis was named the South African Cricketer of the Year at a gala dinner in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Kallis and Pakistan-born legspinner Imran Tahir were the major winners on the night, taking home three Cricket South Africa awards each, while Hashim Amla won two.
The awards commemorated the achievements of cricketers over the 2010-11 season, in which South Africa played an ODI series against Zimbabwe, a full home series against India and the World Cup, where they were knocked out in the quarter-finals.
During the season, Kallis scored 821 runs in five Tests at an average of 136.83, including his first double-century. His ODI form was less prolific, he averaged 38.90 in 11 matches without scoring a hundred, and took 10 wickets at an average of 24.50. Kallis previously won the Cricketer of the Year award in 2004. His Test performances, which included five centuries, also earned him the Test Cricketer of the Year title, and his two hundreds in third Test against India in Cape Town in January won him the KFC 'So Good' award.