Sad, sad day for Kallis

Probably one of the best all rounders in the game today, maybe even one of the best ever Jacques Kallis has suffered a huge loss. His father passed away this morning after battling with lung cancer for quite some time.

My heart and I’m sure many others goes out to him and the rest of his family.:frowning:

Here’s the article.

Cape Town - The father of Proteas cricketer Jacques Kallis has died, CapeTalk radio reported.

Kallis’s father had been battling lung cancer for some time.

The United Cricket Board confirmed that Henry Kallis died in the early hours of Wednesday.

Jacques Kallis took compassionate leave immediately after the final of the one-day triangular series in England to be with his father.

South Africa play England in the first Test on Thursday and whether Kallis will be back in time for next week’s second Test is still not known.

The UCB says no pressure would be placed on the player to return to the fray until his family situation had returned to normal.