Quinton de Kock: In the previous year, the South African player announced his test retirement in a very surprising manner. This move took the entire cricket world by storm. He was just 28 and doing a quite very well job in South Africa’s test team. Many cricket critics had backed him to become the most successful keeper-batter in the history of red-ball cricket. But de Kock has chosen his young family and took the farewell from test cricket. Get the latest online betting apps for IOS and Android here on our site and learn how betting works online.

He had taken this decision in an ongoing test series against Team India. He appeared in the first match of the series and then subsequently announced his retirement. Remark, de Kock made this announcement days before welcoming his first baby girl child. He named her kid Kiara. At that period, he stated that he wants to spend more time with his family.

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He also unveiled that it was a tough call for him to make and he had already made his mind and didn’t look back. The veteran player also claimed that his love for test cricket is still intact with him. He still follows South Africa’s matches in the red-ball format.

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Quinton de Kock: His Statement About His Retirement

Quinton de Kock: Opens Up About His Decision to Quit Test Cricket
Quinton de Kock: Opens Up About His Decision to Quit Test Cricket

“Obviously, it was a shock to everyone. But I made my decision and won’t go back on that now. It is what it is. Doesn’t take away the fact that I still love the game. I still watch the boys. The Bangladesh series, the India series, there’s still a lot that is exciting to watch but unfortunately, I’ve decided to part ways. My reasoning is kept to myself. It’s between me and my family,”

De Kock was quoted as saying by the Times of India.

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After hearing the retirement news, South Africa’s fast-bowling legend Dale Steyn stated that de Kock could have completed 100 Tests. Aking about his decision on retirement so, de Kock said that he had also dreamt to appear many, but reality is different.

“I don’t know about a 100 Tests because South Africa was only playing about six Tests a year, and I don’t think I was going to play another 10 years of Test cricket. I don’t think my body would have allowed it. It was a schoolboy dream to play 100 Tests but I’ve had to look at the reality of things and not think like a schoolboy anymore,”

said De Kock.

In his test cricket career, de Kock has appeared in 54 games where he smashed 3300 runs with an average of 38. He made his test debut in February 2014. Moreover, he has a strike rate over 70 and smashed six centuries in white jersey. Looking for more Cricket betting odds and match guides for the 2022 season? Find them here.

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