Jacques Kallis is the greatest all-rounder of the modern era, says Shaun Pollock

Shaun Pollock believes that Jacques Kallis was the man who raised the benchmark for the South African batsmen.

updated: December 29, 2013 01:26 IST
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Durban: Former South African captain Shaun Pollock termed Jacques Kallis as the "greatest all-rounder of the modern era" and someone who can only be compared to the contemporary legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Brian Lara to name a few. (Kallis hits 150th international fifty)

"In the modern era, he will go down as the greatest all-rounder, if not the cricketer. I can't compare with others that I didn't see play. I don't know what (Sir Garfield) Sobers was like. From what I have experienced, Kallis was certainly the greatest all-rounder of my generation," Pollock said at a press conference on Saturday. (Kallis playing perfect innings: Petersen)

"The people you would be comparing him with would be Ricky Ponting, Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and maybe Rahul Dravid as well. Lara for example, was more flamboyant. Sachin, we all know, went in at age 16, having the reputation that he did in India meant that he got a lot of accolades and brought a lot of attention to himself".

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