India vs South Africa series: Team India will begin their South Africa tour with a series of three T20 matches. Both teams have announced their squads for this series. Many older players will not be seen in this series. At the same time, one team’s coach made a shocking revelation before the start of this series. The coach said that a star player of the team wanted to retire from T20 cricket. However, this player could not make this big decision with the T20 World Cup 2024 in mind.
This player had decided to retire from T20 cricket
Star batsman Quinton de Kock was not included in the T20 series against India. Rob Walter, South Africa’s limited-overs team coach, said that Quinton de Kock took a break in this series. Rob Walter said after the team’s announcement that Quinton de Kock wanted to retire from T20 cricket along with ODI, but with the 2024 T20 World Cup on the horizon, he was prevented from making that decision. We tell you that Quinton had already announced his retirement from the ODI format before the start of the 2023 World Cup. At the same time, he has already retired from Test cricket.
Big revelation from the South African coach
Coach Rob Walter, speaking to reporters, revealed that when he spoke to Quinney about his decision to retire after the World Cup, he planned to retire from all formats. Then I asked him to stop. He had the chance to play in the Big Bash League which clashed with the dates of the T20 series against India. We made this decision to keep them together. We tell you that the T20 World Cup will be played next year and Quinton is one of the most important players in the team.
Amazing performance at the 2023 World Cup
The 2023 World Cup was very memorable for Quinton de Kock. That year, he played 10 matches in the tournament and scored 594 runs at an average of 59.40. He also played 4th century innings during this period. We tell you that Quinton de Kock played 155 ODI matches for South Africa in his career and scored 6770 runs. Quinton had already withdrawn from the Test format in 2021. De Kock played a total of 54 tests for South Africa. During this period he scored 3300 runs at an average of 38.82.
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