Kallis chose to play Ishant Sharma but retired days before Australia series. Johnson would have exposed him and cut his average down. He learnt his lesson from Graeme Swann and Jonathan Trott. Kallis never dominated Warne, McGrath or any top bowler even for one good match... even though you can't do every match, but at least try and dominate in at least a few?!!! Only started scoring when all top bowlers retired and enjoyed scoring against ishant, siddle, Anderson (piss poor before 2009), etc etc. Only top bowler Dale Steyn was in his team. Good player, but will always be relegated to a level lower than Sachin, Lara and Ponting.