Jacques Kallis wants to win 2015 World Cup before retirement
Johannesburg, Jan 9 (ANI): South African cricket all-rounder Jacques Kallis has expressed a desire to play for the Proteas until at least the 2015 World Cup with a hope of fulfilling his dream of winning the tournament.
Although the 36-year-old player admits that he has started thinking about retirement, he said: "I doubt that I'll be able to play for 10 more years because nobody has the right to play for South Africa. It's a privilege that has to be earned."
"My big dream, however, remains to win a World Cup for my country. But only time will tell whether I'll ever get that chance again," Sport24 quoted Kallis, as saying.
The Capetonian has played in five World Cup tournaments, which all ended in despair for South Africa.
The Proteas have never won a knockout game in a World Cup tournament since their first effort at the 1992 event in Australasia. There, they lost to England in a controversial rain-affected semi-final.
In 1996, Kallis's first World Cup, they were knocked out in the quarter-finals by a Brian Lara-inspired West Indies, and in 1999, there were no quarter-finals and the South Africans were eliminated in the semi-final after a dramatic tie against Australia.
In 2003, they failed to reach the knockout stages, while in 2007 they lost to the Aussies in the semis. Last year they lost to New Zealand in the quarter-finals in India.
Despite the defeated history, Kallis is hopeful about the upcoming tournament, and said: "For now I'm just taking it game by game, month by month, year by year. If I manage myself and my workload and the body plays its part, it might just happen." (ANI)
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