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In the Australian Gideon Haigh analyses the career of Jacques Kallis, and looks at the comparisons with Garry Sobers.
The comparison is made additionally enticing by involving two brilliant opposites: Sobers all prowling grace and feline elasticity, with his 360-degree batswing and three-in-one bowling; Kallis all looming bulk and latent power, constructed like a work of neo-brutalist architecture.
Yet what they are just as much opposites of are their respective eras. Sobers was the most explosive cricketer of a more staid age, the more mercurial because of the orthodoxy and rigidity around him; Kallis is the most stoic and remorseless cricketer of an era more ostentatious and histrionic.
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