No tears, super-hero Jacques Kallis just says 'Thank you'

Jacques Kallis was as modest on his final day as a Test cricketer as he has always been - through centuries, wickets, records and praises.

updated: December 31, 2013 02:29 IST
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Farewells are not always about tears and emotions. They are also about performances - defined aptly by Jacques Henry Kallis, on Monday. The 38-year-old played his final Test here in Durban but said nothing much has changed in the last 18 years of being an international cricketer, except his age!

Considered one of the best all-rounders in the game, Kallis finished his Test career as the third-highest run scorer (13,289) and second-highest centurion (45). Humility, however, defined him on his last day as a Test cricketer, exactly how it had through all his records and laurels. (Match report)

"I sat here the day before the game, looked out on the field and nothing much had changed in my 18 years except I was a little older," he said, after his team defeated India by 10 wickets to claim the 2-Test series 1-0. (Highlights)

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