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Jacques Kallis calls it a day!

South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis announced his retirement from Test cricket after the Durban Test.

South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis announced his retirement from Test cricket after the Durban Test. Kallis is currently fourth on the list of leading run-getters in Test cricket, behind Tendulkar (15921 runs in 200 Tests), Ricky Ponting (13378 runs in 168 Tests) and Rahul Dravid (13288 runs in 164 Tests). His record in Tests reads as 165 Tests, 13174 runs at a stunning average of 55.12.

Here are some of the cricketers who paid tributes via Twitter:

Graeme Smith
Hopefully we can give him the send off he deserves over the next 5 days! gonna miss him immensely @jacqueskallis75 love you and grateful

Hashim Amla
An amazing career from arguably South Africa’s greatest sportsman.Looking forward to 1 last game in whites with this legend

AB de Villiers
140 characters just won’t be enough to do u justice, so in short then, Jacques Henry Kallis, we salute you.

Mark Boucher
And the Test cricketing world says goodbye to another legend,if not the greatest…Cheers Woogie! U will be missed, but gained 4 others!!!

Ryan Mclaren
To have shared a changeroom with the best cricketer our country ever produced was an [email protected] was The Rock in our team.

Johan Botha
All the best with your last Test @jacqueskallis75 !!Get “Slaz Door” going for 1 big score to finish!!Going to miss you in whites #27 #38 #3

Faf du Plessis
What an honour sharing a changeroom with the greatest cricketer of all time @jacqueskallis75. u will be missed.#kingKallis #legend

Graeme Swann
@jacqueskallis75 congrats on an unbelievable career. Please tell faff to get some baggier batting trousers! Good luck in the future

Aakash Chopra
Runs, wickets, catches…the Most Valuable Player ever calls it a day. #Kallis #legend

Sanjay Manjrekar
Jacques Kallis retirement – Did not see this coming. Runs wickets & catches he had them all. The true ‘Mr Cricket’

Mpumelelo Mbangwa
Kallis=LEGEND. Congrats on a super contribution to the game and a wonderful career @jacqueskallis75 All the very best!!

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