Yesterday, the Indian cricket team registered a historic victory by defeating South Africa by 113 runs in the first test match. Everyone is happy about this victory of India. But after the end of this test match, South African batsman and wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock has announced his retirement from Test cricket.
After the loss in the first test match, this decision of Quinton de Kock has shocked everyone. In such a situation, today we are going to tell you about this decision of Quinton de Kock that is why Quinton de Kock has announced his retirement from the Test match in the middle of the Test series.
Quinton de Kock journey in test cricket
Quinton de Kock announced his retirement as soon as the first Test match being played between South Africa and India at Centurion Ground ended yesterday. Everyone is shocked by the decision of 29-year-old Quinton de Kock. Quinton de Kock has played a total of 54 Test matches for South Africa in which Quinton de Kock has scored 3300 runs. Quinton de Kock has also scored 6 centuries and 22 half-centuries in Test cricket so far. Test cricket Quinton de Kock has a batting average of 38.33. However, Quinton de Kock could not show a good game in the Centurion Test match being played against India. Where Quinton de Kock had scored 34 runs in the first innings, only 21 runs came off his bat in the second innings.
South African batsman and wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock has said about his retirement.”This is not a decision that I have come to very easily. I have taken a lot of time to think about what my future looks like and what needs to take priority in my life now that Sasha and I are about to welcome our first child into this world and look to grow our family beyond that. My family is everything to me and I want to have the time and space to be able to be with them during this new and exciting chapter of our lives”.
“I love Test cricket and I love representing my country and all that it comes with. I have enjoyed the ups and the downs, the celebrations, and even the disappointments, but now I’ve found something that I love even more”.
From now Quinton de Kock will play only T20 and One Day International matches
For your information, let us tell you that this South African batsman and wicket-keeper will continue to play One Day International matches and T20 matches. South Africa has been defeated by an Asian team for the first time at the Centurion Ground. In such a situation, there is a lot of discussion about Quinton de Kock’s retirement. The news is still coming from the media that after the first test match against India, Quinton de Kock wanted to take a paternity leave that he wanted to be with his wife Sasha during the birth of his child. However, at the end of the first Test match, this decision of Quinton de Kock has surprised everyone. There was a lot of discussion in the T20 World Cup 2021, during which Quinton de Kock was very much discussed in the Black Lives Matter controversy. Quinton de Kock had refused to kneel in a match of T20 World Cup 2021. After which he was sacked for one match by the South Africa Cricket Association. Quinton de Kock made his Test debut in the year 2014 against Australia. In Test cricket, Quinton de Kock has 221 catches and 11 stumps.
Quinton de Kock retirement twitter
BREAKING: #Proteas wicket-keeper batsman, Quinton de Kock has announced his retirement from Test cricket with immediate effect, citing his intentions to spend more time with his growing family.