Originally Posted by zsayeed
Yes, but that set contains only 66 matches out of 194 matches played by tendulkar and 76 out of 134 for kallis. kallis has contributed more to his team's wins.
this is a very old argument actually... remember Tendulkar and Ganguly carried a pretty crappy team on their shoulders for a decade. Fifties from Tendulkar were not enough..he basically needed to seal the game off himself. There were many matches where both of them took matches close only to see the rest of the batting collapse under pressure which is a bit like what happens to Shakib these days. He fought many lone battles which went in vain because the team couldn't back up the performance. Kallis on the other hand never had to carry the team. He had good players surrounding him both with the bat and ball throughout his career.