Among the many most interesting all-rounders to ever play the sport, Kallis represented South Africa in 166 Assessments, 328 ODIs and 25 T20s between 1995 and 2014.
The 44-year-old is Proteas’ highest run-getter in Assessments and ODIs with 13289 and 11579 runs respectively. He additionally picked up 292 and 273 wickets in Assessments and ODIs as a quick bowler.
The ICC carried out the ceremony just about amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It was attended by, amongst others, Kallis’ longtime teammate Shaun Pollock and Indian nice Sunil Gavaskar.
“He’s a colossus. The phrase suits him like a glove. No reward is just too excessive for this colossus. Very effectively deserved to be on this ICC Corridor of Fame,” mentioned Gavaskar, who was inducted into the elite membership in 2009.
Gavaskar was additionally all reward for ladies’s cricket nice Sthalekar.
“It’s good to have one other ‘Kar’ within the ICC Corridor of Fame. Effectively accomplished. You’re an inspiration, not simply in Australia additionally in India (as she was born there).
“You’ve gotten interacted with many cricketers in India together with the junior cricketers. You’ve gotten proven along with your feistiness that ladies can play on the highest degree.”
Sthalekar represented Australia in eight Assessments, 125 ODIs and 54 T20s.
The third cricketer to be feted within the ceremony was Abbas, hailed because the ‘Asian Bradman’.
“Completely delighted. Nobody deserves it greater than him. Do not know why it took so lengthy however higher late than ever. While you noticed him bat, even when it was your group’s expense, you loved his batting.
“His class made you get pleasure from. His starvation for giant runs stood out. I’m very completely happy to name him a buddy,” mentioned Gavaskar.
Abbas performed 78 Assessments and 62 ODIs for Pakistan, accumulating 5062 and 2572 runs respectively. He averaged over 40 in each the fomats.