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Kallis wants to win 2015 WC for South Africa

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Published: Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 11:52 [IST]
 
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Kallis eyes 2015 WC title

New Delhi, Apr 10: South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis wants to win the 2015 World Cup for his country before calling it a day.

Known as one of the unlucky sides, South Africa have never made it to the finals of the World Cup since 1992.

Kallis, who is currently playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL, said he was confident that he would remain fit for the World Cup to be hosted by New Zealand and Australia.

"My primary target is to help Team Kolkata win the IPL. But when it comes to international commitments, I want to win the World Cup for South Africa,"

"In my cricketing career, I have achieved all success, but the only thing that has eluded me is the World Cup."

Kallis, who has figured in five World Cups, can draw inspiration from Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar who played his sixth World Cup and was a part of the World Cup winning team at the age of 37.

The South African all-rounder who has scored 12, 379 runs off 152 Tests and 11,498 runs off 321 One-day Internationals, also said that he has no plans of quitting and wants to stay fit.

The 36 year old all-rounder has claimed 276 Test wickets and 270 one-day wickets.

"No, I have no such plans (to retire)," said Kallis, who was part of the South African side that lost to New Zealand in the 2011 World Cup quarter-final in Dhaka.

"I think I still have three to four years of cricket left in me. As of now, I have no such intentions. This IPL is important for me as far as fitness is concerned.

"All my life, I have walked on to the field as a fully fit cricketer, and I want to maintain it throughout. My aim is to stay fit during the IPL and then focus on other commitments."

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