Legendary South African cricket all-rounder, Jacques Kallis has been inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.
The International Cricket Council inducted three players, including Jacques Kallis, into their Hall of Fame on Sunday. Pakistan's Zaheer Abbas and Australia women's star, Lisa Sthalekar, also received the honour.
Kallis, 44, who was South Africa's outstanding all-rounder, is the only player to score over 10,000 runs and more than 250 wickets in both Test match and ODI cricket. He is also the most capped player for the country in both formats and is SA's leading Test run-scorer.
The ICC Player of the Year and ICC Test Player of the Year in 2005 said, "It is something that I never expected when I started playing, I only wanted to win games for whoever I was playing for."
Players become eligible five years after they retire, and Kallis is only the fourth South African to receive the honour. In all, 93 players have been inducted, Zaheer is the sixth Pakistani, and Stahlekar makes it ninth for women on the list.
"These are all players with a legacy that will continue to inspire future generations for years to come," said ICC chief executive, Manu Sawhney. "I congratulate Zaheer, Jacques and Lisa on their inclusion in the pantheon of cricket greats."