for me just on batting alone he's already overtaken Dravid and Ponting maybe even Lara, Sachin is the only one among his peers I would put ahead of him and if Kallis can sustain this for another 12 months I may even put him above Tendy.
Shoulda let his hair go instead of getting it transplanted, the he could have been almost as good as Brian Close.
#J.Hobbs; #L.Hutton; #D.Bradman; #V.Richards; #G.Sobers; #A.Border; #A.Gilchrist; #K.Miller; #I.Khan; #S.Warne; #M.Marshall;
CricZo XI - Draft League
Season 1 M Hayden, G Gooch, R Dravid, W Hammond, K Pietersen, G Sobers, R Marsh (wk), R Benaud (c), D Steyn, W Hall, N Adcock
Season 2 J Hobbs, B Richards, D Boon, H Taylor, C Lloyd (c), A Stewart (wk), T Goddard, A Davidson, H Tayfield, C Ambrose, H Griffith
Season 3 H Sutcliffe, M Hayden, I Chappell (c), G Pollock, A Faulkner, M Hussey, D Lindsay (wk), I Botham, A Kumble, M Marshall, D Lillee
He is a tremendous cricketer. To do what he's done over a long period of time shows how tough he is as well.
Lara and Ponting were dominating batsmen who won matches for their teams and no one has ever matched the sheer weight of runs of Tendulkar. For all of the numbers it still comes down to the eye ball test and Kallis has never matched the creative genius and sheer beauty of Lara, the technical brilliance and consistency of Tendulkar or the brutality and match winning ability of Ponting.
Hutton* | Hobbs | Bradman | Richards^ | Tendulkar | Sobers5^ | Gilchrist+ | Khan3 | Marshall1 | Warne4^ | McGrath2
Sutcliffe | Gavaskar* | Headley | Chappell^ | Lara^ | Kallis5^ | Knott+ | Hadlee3 | Ambrose2 | Lillee1 | Muralitharan4
Greenidge | Richards^ | Ponting^ | Pollock | Hammond^ | Worrell5* | Waite+ | Akram3 | Steyn1 | Holding2 | O'Reilly4
Morris | Simpson^ | Sangakkara | Weekes^ | Border*^ | Walcott+ | Faulkner5 | Laker4 | Trueman1 | Garner3 | Donald2
Sooner or later the stats become so overwhelming, that every argument against a player, just melts away
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sports are for entertainment. for a large majority of his career he didn't provide that whether it be ODIs or tests, so it will strongly go against him.
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Sports are also about winning, and Kallis has contributed a lot of innings that have lead to South African wins in his career.
I have calculated the number of times a batsman has played an innings that has contributed to a team win and Kallis is no.3 on the list:
1. Ponting 66
2. Waugh 49
3. Kallis 48
4. Tendulkar 44
5. Dravid 42
5. Gilchrist 42
Greatest Ever Test XI: JB Hobbs, L Hutton, DG Bradman (c), IVA Richards, BC Lara, GS Sobers, AC Gilchrist (wk), Imran Khan, RJ Hadlee, MD Marshall, SK Warne 12th man: M Muralitharan
Favorite XI: WG Grace, VT Trumper, IVA Richards, DCS Compton, FMM Worrell (c), AC Gilchrist (wk), CL Cairns, SK Warne, FS Trueman, SE Bond, T Richardson 12th man: H Larwood
'Matchwinning' knocks as a stat just aren't reliable imo. Chanderpaul would get severely ****ed over if you compared using that basis for example.
further evaluation Gilchrist's 42 could make for interesting reading
Indians can't bowl - Where has the rumour come from as I myself and many indian friends arwe competent fast bowlers ?
With the English bid I said: Let us be brief. If you give back the Falkland Islands, which belong to us, you will get my vote. They then became sad and left
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