A fierce striker of the cricket ball and an excellent wicketkeeper behind the stumps, Quinton de Kock took the world by a storm when he scored three successive ODI centuries against India in late 2013, that too before he turned 21. Soon drafted into the Test side, he continued his free-flowing style of play in whites giving the Proteas an extra attacking option in their batting. Quinton though couldn't carry his supreme form into the 2015 World Cup beset by injuries but returned stronger to claim his place in the side. Recently, South Africa have tried other options as stumpers in an effort to reignite the fire within De Kock.read more
Quinton de Kock first stitched a 77 runs partnership along with Rassie van der Dussen and then added more 55 runs along with Aiden Markram. The South African cricket team was cruising well with 159/2 on the board and looked all set to put up a challenging total for the English team to chase
His performance was such that even KKR fans rooted for his wonderful shots.
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"It is good to see Quinny again. We obviously miss him in the Test team. He has made his decision (to quit) and it is a decision that we respect. Having Quinny again within team is good. Knowing Quinny, he will have a point to prove," says Bavuma.
De Kock, only 29, announced his retirement from Test cricket at the end of the opening match against India, which the hosts lost by 113 runs at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Thursday.
De Kock, only 29, announced his retirement from the traditional format at the end of the opening Test against India, which the hosts lost by 113 runs at SuperSport Park on Thursday.
At 29, de Kock called time on his Test career last week citing family reasons, although the wicketkeeper-batter will continue to play in the shorter formats of the game.
The announcement comes after the Proteas' first Test match against India in Centurion, where the visitors won by 113 runs and took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
South Africa's wicketkeeper-batter Quinton de Kock is set to miss the third Test of the upcoming series against India due to the birth of his first child.
South African opener Quinton de Kock on Saturday took the knee before his team's T20 World Cup match against Sri Lanka here, having pulled out of the side's last game after refusing to perform the gesture.
South African star Quinton de Kock on Thursday made himself available for his team's remaining matches of the T20 World Cup, saying he is fine taking a knee if it "educates others" and that he was deeply hurt at being called a racist for refusing to make the gesture earlier.
South Africa skipper Temba Bavuma on Tuesday said "it wasn't ideal" to get a directive on taking the knee hours before the start of their T20 World Cup match against the West Indies and promised to be there for Quinton de Kock, who chose to withdraw from the game instead of following the order.
Quinton de Kock refused to take the knee ahead of South Africa's clash against West Indies in T20 World Cup 2021.
Quinton de Kock refused to take the knee and went against the CSA directives.
With a second consecutive win, South Africa have now taken 2-0 unassailable lead in the three-match T20 series.
Proteas bowlers held their nerve during a thrilling run chase to clinch a win over the West Indies by one run in the third T20I and take a 2-1 lead in five-match series.
De Kock scored an unbeaten 141 against the West Indies in the opening match of the two-Test series.
After being dismissed for 97 on the first day, the West Indies slumped to 51-4 as it began its second innings 225 runs behind South Africa.
Chasing a 171-run total, MI lost skipper Rohit Sharma (14) early but de Kock dropped the anchor and remained in the middle to guide his side past the finish line.
Mumbai Indians confirmed the overseas player, who has been one of the key members of the side's playing XI over the years, won't be playing in the opening game against RCB.