Jacques Kallis might have retired from international cricket but he will spend his leisure years plying his trade at T20 competitions across the world. We can only hope that the path to his retirement remains the rule, rather than the exception.
While Jacques Kallis might now be fully retired from all international cricket, he has been continuing his journey, somewhat understatedly, in the Champions League T20. He’s played just one game so far and it didn’t go all that well. He scored just six and was carted for 39 runs in four overs.
While nobody will read much into that, his form prior to calling it a day had come under scrutiny. Having already retired from Tests a few months ago, Kallis decided to end all participation in international cricket following a one-day tour to Sri Lanka, where he did not manage to get into double figures once. Retirement is something players sometimes mull over for weeks, months or even years. Leaving behind something you knew your whole life can be difficult. For South Africa’s mainstay all-rounder, it was far simpler than that. While he’d always said he would like to take part in the next World…
Source : Daily Maverick