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Jacques Kallis Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : August 2, 2019

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Short Biography

Jacques Kallis was born on 16-10-1975 in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. He is a South African Cricket Coach & former Cricket Player.

Other Name: Jacques Henry Kallis, Jakes, Woogie, Kalahari
Other Professions: Cricket Player

Jacques Kallis Complete Bio & Career

One of the popular all-rounder players in the history of cricket, Jacques Kallis is also known as the prodigy of the modern game. Jacques, the ex-South African cricketer and current coach of the same team, he belongs to the era where he got the opportunity to battle the field with outstanding cricketers like Ricky Pointing, Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar. His constant batting of 1241 minutes in 2001-2002 in the test matches has proved to be one of the remarkable moments. 
Born and brought up in Cape Town, South Africa, Kallis started his interest in cricket with Wynberg Boys’ High School. The school also honored Kallis for his amazing innings by naming the cricket oval on his name in 2009. Kallis established himself in the game merely at the age of 19 when he had an ephemeral invocation in England with Netherfield CC. It was during this time when he got established in Northern England. In the next year, Kallis made his debut against England which declared him as an amazing all-rounder. 
Counting on his bowling, he has used this weapon quite effectively which has at times been both powerful as well as destructive too. During the time of marathon batting feats, Kallis was capable of capturing 6 wickets by giving only 53 runs playing against England in 2003 at Headingley. Even while playing in 1998-99 in Cape Town, his versatile bowling gave him a score of 2 for 34 and 5 for 90. In this way, he formed a record standing second among the South African cricketers who scored a century, fifty and claimed 5 wickets too in the Test match innings after Aubrey Faulkner. 
Certainly, the batting side of Kallis has also given various stunning innings that are still remembered. He proclaimed himself as one of the batsmen with international stature while playing his seventh Test innings during the Boxing Day epic played in Melbourne in the year 1997. This match brought him to the score of 101 which couldn’t even be dislocated by Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath when he helped his team win the match for South Africa. 
Over his entire cricket journey, Kallis has provided his fans with various fun to watch innings and performances be it bowling or batting. Kallis is currently serving as the coach of the same team inspiring the young cricketers for a fair game to meet the highest sportsmanship standards. He has served as the head coach and batting consultant for Kolkata Knight Riders in 2015 during the Indian Premier League. He coached KKR for next 3 editions till 2018.  The holder of various awards and achievements, Kallis has also established the Jacques Kallis Scholarship Foundation with the aim of promoting life and academic skills providing with both mentor and funding support. 

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Jacques Kallis Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Honored in Silver Division with the Order of Ikhamanga, Kallis shares a strong bond with his father Henry who has also been his primary inspiration. His mother’s name is Mercia Kallis. His sister Janine, a physiotherapist, has also worked with IPL in 2009 as the cheerleader. He is married to Charlene Engels since 2019.

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Body Measurements

Chest Size 42
Biceps Size 14
Waist Size 34
Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Blue
Hair Colour Light Brown

Personal Info

Home Town Cape Town
Nationality South African
Religion Christian
Address Cape Town, South Africa
School Wynberg Boys' High School, Wynberg, Cape Town
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Playing Golf and Travelling
Marital Status Married
Debut Test - vs England at Kingsmead, Dec 14, 1995
ODI - vs England at Newlands, Jan 09, 1996
T20I - vs New Zealand at The Wanderers Stadium, Oct 21, 2005
Best Friends N/A
Salary N/A
Net Worth $40 Million
Official Website N/A


Car Collections Audi R8


Favorite Color Green
Favorite Player Brian Lara
Favorite Sport Cricket and Golf
Favorite Place London
Favorite Food Beef Steak and Red Wine

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Jacques Kallis

  • He was extremely close to his father Henry. When his father was diagnosed with terminal cancer, he took time out of the sport to be with his father. When Henry Kallis finally passed away at 65, he changed his One-Day International jersey to the same number.
  • People would probably remember Kallis as a stone-waller, but he did end up hitting the third-most sixes in Tests when he retired.
  • With 2,058 runs at 55.62 from 25 Tests, Kallis was the only non-Asian to have scored over 2,000 Test runs in Asia.
  • During his teenage, he used to play Rugby.
  • He is known for his love affairs off the field. He has dated many girls prior to his wedding and most notable of them being Cindy Nell (Miss South Africa 2002).
  • He is the only player in the history of Test Cricket who has scored 150 in his 150th Test.

Jacques Kallis Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

47 years, 7months, 20 days old age Jacques Kallis will turn 48 on 16 October, 2023. Only 4 months, 10 days, 7 hours,56 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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