Footage: King Kallis and his cover drives

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South Africa batsman Jacques Kallis celebrates his 39th birthday this week, on 16 October, and to honour the retired South Africa legend, we took a look at some classic moments on the interwebs.

Here we have Kallis, against New Zealand’s Shane Bond, showing off his superlative square and cover drives. The sound of the ball cracking off the bat, and Kallis’s perfect technique is enough to inspire goosebumps.

Prepare to be amazed:

And here you can watch Kallis’s first double century, against India at Centurion in 2010.

Happy birthday, Jakes!