Shaun Pollock, Kepler Wessels hail Jacques Kallis' solid career

Jacques Kallis announced that the Durban Test against India will be his last. Former cricketers remember his fine contribution with Shaun Pollock saying the all-rounder was responsible for taking to new heights.

updated: December 26, 2013 16:12 IST
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Durban: Former South African captains Shaun Pollock and Kepler Wessels praised Jacques Kallis as one of South Africa's all-time great cricketers following the announcement that he will retire from Test cricket after this week's match against India at Kingsmead.

Pollock said on Thursday that Kallis had been responsible for taking South African cricket to a new level, as an all-rounder and specifically as a batsman.

"When I started playing, the benchmark for Test batsmen was an average of 40. There were some guys in other countries, pushing the envelope, averaging 50, and Jacques took our guys to the next level."

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