Quinton de Kock Calls Retirement From Test!
CRICDOT DESK : South African batter Quinton de Kock has finished his test career. This 29-year-old was part of the South African national team in the home series against India. But he doesn’t take effect immediately after his resignation. He decided to spend more time with his “growing family”. This also means that he will only play Limited Overs Cricket, which focuses on the T20 World Cup in Australia.
In his final test match, he recorded 34 and 21 runs, respectively.
“This was not an easy decision for me,” Quinton de Kock said in a CSA statement.
“Now that Sasha and I are welcoming our first child into this world and expanding our family beyond that, I need to prioritize what my future looks like and what in my life. I spent a lot of time thinking about what is. My family is everything to me and I want to have time and space with them in this new and exciting chapter of our lives I’ve enjoyed ups and downs, celebrations, and even disappointments, but now I’ve found something I like more.
“You can buy almost anything in your life other than time, and now It’s time to do good to the people who are most important to me.
“Thanks to everyone who took this opportunity to take part in the test cricket journey from the beginning. My coach, teammates, various management teams, and my family and friends couldn’t look like this without your support.
“This is not the end of my career as a protea. I am fully committed to white ball cricket and represent my country to the fullest in my foreseeable future.
“We did our best to our teammates for the rest of this series of tests against India.
Quinton de Kock made his test debut against Australia in 2014, testing 54 times and over the 6th century. He made an average of 38.82 runs and an average of 3,300 runs. Quinton de Kock started the year as a test captain and finished it by quitting his career. It was also a year of controversy that he refused to kneel at the ICCT 20 World Cup.