Graeme Smith deserves every accolade, says Jacques Kallis

Graeme Smith - who announced that he is retiring from international cricket on Monday - took over as skipper of South Africa at age 22. Jacques Kallis feels the entire nation should celebrate his career.

updated: March 05, 2014 18:08 IST
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Cape Town: Jacques Kallis called for the South African public to give Graeme Smith the credit he deserves as former players paid tribute to the retiring Proteas captain.

Smith called time on a 12-year international career late on Monday, and had his last bat on Tuesday when he was dismissed for 3 on Day four of the third Test against Australia at Newlands.

While he led South Africa's revival in the wake of World Cup disappointment in 2003 and guided the team to the top of the world Test rankings, the 33-year-old has not always enjoyed universal approval in his own country.

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