ICC's 10 million Twitter fans vote Kallis their favourite all-rounder

Jacques Kallis (Getty Images)
Jacques Kallis (Getty Images)

The International Cricket Council (ICC) asked its near 10 million Twitter followers who their favourite all-rounder of all time was - and former Proteas legend Jacques Kallis was the resounding winner.

The ICC's post received an overwhelming response with over 12 000 likes and 2 500 responses.

According to the ICC, Kallis was a popular choice, with most fans calling him "one of the greatest all-rounders in the history of cricket".

Proteas all-rounder Chris Morris and South African-born former England wicketkeeper batsman Matt Prior agreed and stated that 'King' Kallis was their pick.

Other popular picks were former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson, West Indies legend Gary Sobers and Pakistan great Imran Khan.

However, Kallis was the obvious favourite as he is still the only player to have passed the 10 000-run mark in Tests and ODIs.

Kallis, who retired from international cricket in 2014, played 166 Tests, 328 ODIs and 25 T20Is for South Africa between 1995 and 2014.

Earlier this year, the 44-year-old became a father for the first time when he and his wife, Charlene welcomed a baby boy.

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