I was in tears when I got standing ovation: Kallis

Centurion: He has been one of the greatest all-rounder ever to have played the game but for Jacques Kallis reaching his maiden double century is an emotional moment that he will remember all his life.

“It still hasn’t sunk in probably. You get caught up in a Test match trying to win and thinking about how to take the wickets. It will probably hit home when I walk out in Durban and see 201 on the scoreboard,” man-of-the-match Kallis told reporters after the post-match press conference.

“It’s something (201) I am really proud of what i have achieved. I realized how much it meant to myself and my teammates and all the supporters. I’ve had an unbelievable number of well wishers.”

The veteran all-rounder admitted that he was nearly in tears when he got standing ovation from the spectators at the Supersport Park in Centurion.

“The ovation that I got, I had to breathe not to let the tears start flowing. It really meant a lot to me. It’s something I will remember for the rest of my life,” he said.