Born on October 16, 1975, Jacques Kallis is a former South African cricketer, and, a former Test and ODI captain. Kallis is regarded as one of the greatest all-rounders of all time and one of the game's greatest cricketers. He is one of the very few cricketers in the history of the game to score more than 10,000 runs and take over 250 wickets in both ODI and Test matches, pouching 131 ODI catches along the way as well. His Test match career, in particular, saw him score 13,289 runs, take 292 wickets and 200 catches respectively.
In pic: Jacques Kallis' wife Charlene Engels posted this romantic picture of herself and Jacques Kallis. She wrote, "2 Years with my person... Too much love @jacqueskallis #mylove #memories"
Jacques Kallis shared a close relationship with his father, Henry, whom Kallis cited as his primary influence. Another interesting fact, which may not be known to all is that Jacques Kallis' sister Janine Kallis, five years his junior, was a cheerleader in Indian Premier League 2009. Kallis took time out of cricket to be with his father when he discovered that his father had terminal cancer. His father passed away shortly after the discovery
In pic: Jacques Kallis' wife Charlene Engels and Jacques Kallis were spotted partying at a popular night-club in Los Angeles. Charlene captioned, "A taste of LA nightlife... #LosAngeles #Warick #Nightlife"
Recalling the time when Jacques Kaliis' father's cancer was detected, Kallis said, "We heard something was wrong with my dad during the  World Cup. He started feeling unwell and then, out of the blue, we were told he only had a few months to live. It was a huge shock because we've always been a very close family. I missed the first couple of Tests in England that year so I could be at home with him. It was obviously the saddest time of my life but those last weeks were maybe some of the most beautiful. It gave me a chance to say thank you and goodbye. After a while, I realised how lucky I was to do that. It's far harder if a parent is taken away before you have that time together. So his death put cricket in perspective for me. It's just a game – and a very simple game if you keep your mind straight.
In pic: Jacques Kallis posted this picture on wife Charlene's birthday, with a sweet message, which read, "Happy Birthday @charleneengels Thanks Carlo for making the “birthday” gift easy this year! @carlohayes"
Jacques Kallis got engaged to his long-time girlfriend Charlene Engels in April, 2018. The couple were dating for three years prior to making it official.
In pic: Jacques Kallis posted this picture enroute a vacay with Charlene in Mauritius, He wrote, "Destination Mauritius for a week with @charleneengels Holiday time"
Jacques Kallis posted this picture with his wife Charlene on a lunch date. He captioned, "Lunch with @charleneengels"
Charlene Engels posted this photo of herself with Jacques Kallis at a wedding. She wrote, "Most beautiful setting for the most beautiful wedding! Congratulations Branden & Nieke!!! #Fancourt #BrandenAndNieke #GraceWedding #TheLinks #WeddingFun @jacqueskallis"
Charlene Engels posted this picture of herself and Jacques Kallis at a lunch date in Cape Town. She wrote, "Cape Town showing off yesterday...such a GRAND day at The Grand Cafe & Beach! Yummy seafood in my tummy @jacqueskallis @grandafrica"
Charlene Engels posted a picture of herself and Jacques Kallis attending a wedding. The couple looked dapper in an all black ensemble. She captioned, "#BoucherWedding @jacqueskallis"
Charlene Engels was seen partying with Jacques Kallis and a couple of friends. Charlene wrote, "First night out with the newlyweds!!! Congrats Mr & Mrs Hepburn #LQPCT #SKYYVodkaSA #OOTB #SKYYLife @jacqueskallis"
Jacques Kallis posted this picture of himself with Charlene, captioned, "Our beautiful godchild, Hunter Victoria! Too much love for you angel #godchild #goddaughter #HunterVictoria #TooMuchLove @jacqueskallis @johnomeintjes @julschristie"
Charlene Engels posted this sweet picture of herself and Jacques Kallis on Christmas, captioned, "Merry Christmas all. Hope you all have a blessed day filled with love and happiness"
Charlene Engels was spotted enjoying on a yacht with a few of her girlfriends in Croatia. She wrote, "No caption needed for this insanely fun day! #Croatia #Dubrovnik #SummerVacay #TravelAdventures #IslandExcursions #BlueCaves #DivingGoneWrong @kimkennedy3 @kamihartwig_ @altajoubert"
Jacques Kallis posted this picture from a dinner outing in a posh restaurant in Johannesburg with Charlene and a couple of friends
Jacques Kallis posted this picture, captioned, "Sad to leave...it’s been a life-enhancing experience! Thanks to the amazing team at @vimedcell ! I feel 21 again @vimedcell @charleneengels #pain #repair #rejuvenation #wellness #VIMIDCELL #investinyourhealth"
Charlene Engels posted this picture with Jacques Kallis and family during a holiday. He wrote, "Most incredible weekend with the people I love most in this world! #EasterWeekend #GodIsGood #Family #Blessed #Love"
Charlene Engels posted this picture from a festival with Jacques Kallis and a few friends. He wrote, "Coz it’s an #AperolSpritz kinda Sunday! #aperolspritzsa #LiveLife #DrinkItalian @jacqueskallis @cdog65 @waynebentley10 @grandafrica"
Jcques Kallis was spotted having a house party with Charlene Engels and a few friends during Christmas. Charlene captioned this picture, "Santa came to visit... Merry Christmas everyone!!!! #Christmas #Family #SpoiltBySanta #SiblingLove @jasonrobertsonscott @cara_rscott @jacqueskallis"
Charlene Engels posted this picture of herself and Jacques Kallis with Faf du Plessis and other friends. She captioned, "What an amazing evening celebrating life with @andrewsweat1000 & @georgina_s1k ! We had an incredible time...thanks for sharing your special day with us! #BirthdayParty #CelebrationOfLife #CelebrationOfLove #SpecialFriends #Blessed #Grateful #SecondChancesDoExist @imagesbyimari @fafdup @jacqueskallis"
Charlene Engels posted this picture from an event she attended with Jacques Kallis. She wrote, "What a special night celebrating 20 yrs of "Matrieknooi" with the amazing woman that started it all! Juf May, dit was soooo 'n ongelooflike voorreg om die aand met julle te kon deel en almal weer te sien. Soveel goeie herinneringe...in my hart sal ek altyd 'n trotse Uppie wees. Thanks to everyone who made this night truly magical! Tannie Francolien, dankie vir al die moeite om al ons "oues" bymekaar te kry. Dit was super spesiaal"
Charlene Engels posted this picture of herself from a night-oy with Jacques Kallis and friends. She wrote, "Long overdue catch-up with my London roomies... Exactly 10 yrs since our Canada Water days! Thanx for a great night my friends #London #Roomies #Beluga #MissingChristine"
Charlene Engels with Kallis and a friend on a dinner outing, Charlene captioned, "So great to see you again beautiful @chelseaelisetravels Let us know if you decide to come back to Sydney! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas #Australia #Sydney #OldFriends #7yrsLater"
Former South African cricketer Jacques Kallis is one of the most loved and respected players in the game. We showcase his life these days with wife Charlene Engels in the South African countryside, along with some interesting facts about the legendary all-rounder. (All pictures courtesy/ Jacques Kallis Instagram and Charlene Engels Instagram)
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