Former South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis got prestigious Ikhamanga Award. The living legend Jacques Kallis has rewarded for his successful cricketing career obviously.
Jacques Kallis got prestigious Ikhamanga Award
The national honor bestowed by the President of South Africa on citizens who provide significant contributions to various issues like arts, literature, music, journalism, culture, and sports. Jacques Kallis has rewarded for his successful cricketing career obviously. This former Protea played 166 Tests, 328 ODIs and 25 T20Is scored 62 hundred and 577 wickets as well.
Accordingly, Jacques Kallis is not the first Protea cricketer won this Award. Former teammates of Jacques Kallis have previously bestowed with an honor. In 2018, Hashim Amla won the Silver award too. On the other hand, Shaun Pollock and Makhaya Ntini both bagged the honor in 2008 as well.
Cricket South Africa Chief Executive Thabang Moroe
Cricket South Africa Chief Executive Thabang Moroe thinks Jacques Kallis deserves the award. “It is highly fitting that Jacques should be honored in this way with this prestigious award.”. The Chief Executive, Thabang Moroe further added that Jacques Kallis got the award as a return of huge service to the team. “Jacques’ long list of achievements hardly need repeating but suffice it to say he stands alongside the great Sir Garfield Sobers as the greatest batting all-rounder of all time and is certainly our greatest player of the modern era.”
Thabang Moroe asserted that the award will inspire the rests and Jacques Kallis found another acknowledgment of his career. “Most of important of all is the outstanding example he has set for the highest standards of sportsmanship and the traditions of the game to inspire not just aspiring young cricketers but the youth of the entire country”
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Therefore, Former South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis got prestigious Ikhamanga Award. It’s not mentionable that how effective an award could be to a living legend like Jacque Kallis.