Jacques Kallis gets back with his girlfriend

Although Kallis, who will be retiring from Test cricket after this game, has not made up his mind about when he will begin putting pen to paper, Manthorp said he will be the one helping him once he gets down to writing it.

Jacques Kallis' girlfriend Shamone Jardim
Jacques Kallis’ girlfriend Shamone Jardim. Pic/AFP.

Manthorp claimed that Kallis wanted to retire from the longest format of the game in front of him home fans in Newlands where he has hit nine tons, but the re-jigging of the India-SA schedule meant that no Test will be played there at least till the time Australia come in February. Proteas skipper Graeme Smith had requested Kallis not to hang his boots till the Australia series, but Kallis did not relent.

On the personal front, Kallis’ girlfriend of eight years, Shamone Jardim, who had separated from him, has returned and they are looking forward to a happy family life.

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