Twitterati lauds Jacques Kallis!

Last Updated: Mon, Dec 30, 2013 14:58 hrs

Captain Graeme Smith scored the winning runs as South Africa knocked off a modest 58-run target to beat India by 10 wickets in the second test at Kingsmead and win the two-match series 1-0.

It was a farewell for South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis who made a century in his final test.

The Twitterati was lavish in its praise for Jacques Kallis who ended his Test career with a typically gritty 115 - his 45th Test century. 

Kallis also overtook Rahul Dravid to become the third highest rungetter in Test history with 13,289 runs at an average of 55.37. 

Here's what the Twitterati had to say! 

Adam Gilchrist

Congratulations to @jacqueskallis75 for an amazing test career. SA 10 wickets win is a salute to his farewell. @OfficialCSA

Nick Compton 

Memories as a young boy, spending hours and hours emulating JK in the mirror, came flooding back today. The reason I played cricket #class

Freddie Wilde

Kallis finishes with a higher batting average than Tendulkar, Lara & Ponting & a lower bowling average than Zaheer & Sobers. #KingKallis


How special is this! @jacqueskallis75 , it's been an honour playing with u!!! #KingKallis

Alan Wilkins

Long before Kallis had played a Test Match, I remember Ali Bacher telling me, "Watch this lad. He'll be better than Graeme Pollock!"

Adam Mountford 

South Africa beat India by 10 wickets and @jacqueskallis75 finishes his test career with a century and on the winning side #SAvIND

Glenn McGrath 

Congrats @jacqueskallis75 on an amazing career. Loved the challenge of playing against you. 1 of the best all-rounders of all time

Ajit Agarkar

Congratulations on an amazing career @jacqueskallis75..been a privilege playing against you.

Suresh Raina @ImRaina

A phenomenal innings to mark the end of a brilliant test career. Pleasure to have known u & played against u. Gentleman Kallis farewell!

Pat Symcox @PatSymcox77

Not embarassed to say my face was leaking when he got that run to a century!

Bishan Bedi @BishanBedi

Hail King Kallis!Even his worst critic wudn't begrudge JK farewell ton-truly fantastic feat V normally relate 2 dreams!!

anesly manoj ‏@Mano0114

If Jacques Kallis becomes a coach, he will make three people jobless. The batting coach, bowling coach & fielding coach #SSCricket

Asanda Magaqa ‏@asandamagaqa

I hear Jacques Kallis is single... It so happens that I'm single too. Dear Universe... Do ur thang.

SubraMinion ‏@Try2StopME

Jacques Kallis goes past Rahul Dravid's test record. And Dravid says Kallis is better than him from the commentary box. Beauty.

I am an African! ‏@Clint_ZA

The humbleness of most SA sportsmen further illustrated by Kallis. Sudden notice given of retirement. No time for big fuss and build up.

JPB ‏@GaaliBali

Now waiting for Kallis to thank Vinod Kambli in his farewell speech.

Mark Brazier ‏@mbraze

Seeing as Kallis is not going to play for South Africa anymore I think he would slot in nicely at 5 for england!

Russell Jackson ‏@rustyjacko

Jacques Kallis was not underrated. Stop saying it. It's bollocks. Not a single person who knows anything about cricket underrates him.

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