Hundred in the final test:
It couldn't have been better scripted. It's been a wonderful career. He is by far the best player South Africa has produced. We are all happy for him. For it to end this way for him is very fitting. He is the last player in this team that I played against so have seen him unfold from a young player to a world superstar.
The best all-rounder:
I don't like to compare eras. If you put Kallis' career in perspective he is the best of the best. He ranks right up there with the likes of Sobers. South Africa would not be able to replace him which speaks volumes for the sort of package he presented for his team.
Pure batsmen/Pure bowler:
He could have been picked in the eleven as a batsmen and a bowler and he was a great slip fielder as well. A true all rounder.
Kallis is irreplaceable:
One can't replace Kallis. We will have to change balance of the team, look to find a batsman who can bat at no.4 and find an all rounder at no.7 for the Australia tour.
India an improved side:
India have played extremely well. They surprised everyone with the way they played at the Wanderers, particularly with their batting. They should be confident of doing well overseas now. If they can improve their bowling a little bit they will be a very good team away as well. They are already very good at home. South Africa knows now that India is a very good side and they know they need to be at their best to beat Australia. They still have to find a spin option
India squandered away advantage in first innings:
South Africa could still win it. India can't win it from here. India could have considered taking the new ball early although the first session panned out alright for them. Perhaps the problem was that they got out fairly cheaply on day 2 after the excellent start on first day.