Kallis 'hardest batsman I've bowled to' - Kemar Roach

By May 26, 2020

Retired South African middle-order batsman Jacques Kallis has not been getting a lot of respect lately from the Ultimate XI panellists on the Sportsmax Zone.

The allrounder who has 45 Test centuries and more than 13,000 runs to his name during an illustrious career was described as not being memorable by commentator David Brook. However, to one West Indies pace bowler, he is happy Kallis is now retired.

Kemar Roach one of the most potent of the West Indies bowlers of the modern era has proven to be more than a handful for some of the world’s best batsmen. His 193 Test wickets and 124 ODI wickets are a testament to a bowler who had it not been for long stretches of injury might have been among the top-five bowlers in the world today.

During a recent Instagram Live with Cricket West Indies, Roach revealed that Kallis is the most difficult batsmen he has ever bowled to.

“Hands down, I would have to say, Jacques Kallis. He was definitely one of the tougher ones for sure. He was very technical, very solid in his approach. He played it very easily, especially in the home series in 2010. He is probably the hardest batsman I have ever bowled to.”

Considered to one of the greatest allrounders of all time, Kallis retired in 2014, having scored 62 tons across all formats.

 

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