Ex-South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis has been honoured with the Order of Ikhamanga in the Silver Division. The national honour is bestowed by the President of South Africa on citizens who have made significant contributions to arts, literature, music, journalism, culture, and sports.
Kallis has been rewarded for his successful cricketing career. He played 166 Tests, 328 ODIs and 25 T20Is, returning 62 hundreds and 577 wickets.
Source: Business Standard
Static/Current Takeaways Important for LIC AAO Exam:
- Order of Ikhamanga Grades: Gold (OIG)– for exceptional achievement, Silver (OIS)– for excellent achievement, Bronze (OIB)- for outstanding achievement.
- South Africa President: Cyril Ramaphosa, Currency: South African Rand.