Kallis is without a doubt the most beautiful batsman I have ever watched. I honestly don't see Ponting and Tendulkar being more aesthetically pleasing as Kallis, although I obviously have a heckload of bias.
I rate Kallis and Murali the two best cricketers of the last 20 years so yeah the guy is an absolute legend.
I don't see it personally. The most cardboard/boring elite batsman of his era, by a mile IMO.
To his critics, he's selfish. Which is a bigger knock against him than not dominating against the best.
In recent times its Kallis' bowling which has really impressed me. People used to argue that he wasn't a real allrounder, don't see it at all. More than useful fourth seamer.
marc used to be critical of his bowling IIRC
Marc has been vocal about Kallis' bowling for years, something along the lines of he only bowls when he wants to get easy wickets or something similar. If I recall most of this was surrounding the Kallis vs. Flintoff debate 5-6 years ago.
Would have thought the fact that a 37 year old guy is still running in and bowling for his team after often batting hours the previous day has well and truly put that theory to bed.
ATG batting circle is a great many important performances in SA.
My new car rego plates I just ordered. For real. Honda Accord for no frills reliability and best all round value. I'm sure he won't mind :ph34r: