The categories were for the players he played with and against during his career
South Africa’s former cricketers Jacques Rudolph, in an interview with SACricketMag.com, included Pakistan’s former pacer Shoaib Akhtar as the best fast-bowler while creating an all-time list in which he named the best players in each category. The categories were for the players he played with and against during his career.
The Proteas batsman named South Africa’s legendary former all-rounder Jacques Kallis as the best player ever in the sport while Australia’s legendary former captain Ricky Ponting was named as the best captain the batsman played against.
Rudolph named England’s former all-rounder Andrew Flintoff as the best seam bowler while England’s veteran pacer James Anderson was named as the best swing bowler in cricket.
Sri Lanka’s legendary former cricketers Muttiah Muralitharan and Kumar Sangakkara were named as the best spinner and best batsman, respectively.
The left-handed batsman represented the Proteas side in 48 Test matches. He scored 2622 runs with a highest score of 222 not out. Rudolph retired from the sport in 2017.
Best player ever: Jacques Kallis
Best captain played against: Ricky Ponting
Best captain: Graeme Smith/Gerald Dros
Seam bowler: Andrew Flintoff
Swing bowler: James Anderson
Fast bowler: Shoaib Akhtar
Spinner: Muttiah Muralitharan
Best batsman: Kumar Sangakkara
Best innings: AB de Villiers
Best wicketkeeper: Kruger van Wyk
The big hitter: Albie Morkel
The blocker: Andrew White
Best No 11: Paul Harris
Best catcher: Martin van Jaarsveld
Best arm: Marchant de Lange
Top fielder: AB de Villiers
Best sledger: Pierre de Bruyn
Best coach: Gary Kirsten/Eric Simons
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