Quinton De Kock

Quinton De Kock: Announces Retirement from Test with Immediate Effect

Quinton De Kock

Quinton De Kock:- South Africa’s star wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton De Kock has announced his retirement from Test cricket with immediate effect. The retirement came hours later Africa’s defeat against India at Centurion.

Former South Africa’s Captain De Kock is only 29 years old and it is believed that he will keep on playing White ball cricket with the Proteas, along with lots of franchise cricket.

De Kock has said that he wants to spend more time with his family and he and his wife Sasha and expect the birth of their first child in the coming days.

De Kock has cited that “ it wasn’t an easy decision, that I have to come early, I have given enough thoughts about my future and how does it look and what needs to be my priority.

The southpaw made his test debut for South Africa in 2014 against Australia in Gqeberha, he has played 54 matches for Africa. And in 54 matches he scored  3300 runs with an average of 38.82.

This includes six centuries and 22 half-centuries with 232 dismissals behind the wicket, which has 221 catches and 11 stumpings, In the inaugural test championship, De Kock had the third-most number of catches he had 48 in 11 matches.

This decision of Quinton De Kock has come at that time where the South Africa team is going through their transition phase and they are trying to build their core playing 11.

South Africa is going through a tough phase because of their certain policies and in between De Kock should his disagreement of bending the knee in the 2021 World cup. However, that issue got resolved and QDK was able to play for South Africa.

The African batting looks more fragile as they are going to miss the services of one of the best batsmen, it would be a challenging task for them to face the fierce Indian bowling attack.

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