- Former Proteas star, Jacques Kallis, was honoured with the prestigious Order of Ikhamanga
- He received the silver edition, which was awarded by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the National Orders ceremony
- Kallis retired as one of the greatest-ever cricketers due to his world-class batting and ability to take wickets with the ball
Former Proteas great, Jacques Kallis, was awarded the prestigious Order of Ikhamanga in Silver on Thursday.
The honour was bestowed by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the National Orders ceremony in Pretoria.
The accolade is awarded to South African citizens who have excelled in the fields of arts, culture, music, journalism, literature or sport.
The award is split into three categories – gold for exceptional achievement, silver for excellent achievement and bronze for outstanding achievement.
Briefly.co.za gathered the majority of recipients received the bronze and silver editions.
Olympic champion, Wayde van Niekerk, stood out as a recipient of the gold version in recent times.
SowetanLIVE reported on the honour and also reminded South Africans of some of Kallis’ epic achievements.
Kallis retired from test cricket boasting an unbelievable batting average of 55.37.
Incredibly, he complimented that with 292 wickets, making him one of the greatest all-rounders of all time.
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