Only time will tell how Quinton de Kock performs as captain of South Africa’s T20I team. Before landing in India, the Proteas sprung a big surprise by naming the wicketkeeper-batsman as the captain of the young side. South Africa have made it clear with their selection that they have the next year’s T20 World Cup in their minds.
De Kock will definitely be looking to hit the ground running as the captain in the ongoing T20I series against India. And while one will have to wait for a while to judge de Kock’s performance on the field, one can say that his performance off the field has started on a promising note. On Thursday, the South Africa star left the reporters in stitches with his hilarious verdict on the pre-match press conference.
Ahead of the second T20I in Mohali, the left-handed batsman was interacting with the reporters. And it seemed like he was ready to take some questions when South Africa’s media-manager ended the session by saying, “That’s it. Thank you very much”. De Kock then stood up from his spot and hilariously said, “That was a dull one”.
Here is that small incident from Quinton de Kock’s press conference
So how was that press conference, Quinton? 🤨#INDvSA pic.twitter.com/S6zdhBgSc8
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) September 17, 2019
Quinton de Kock is confident of doing the job
Quinton de Kock is yet to make his captaincy debut as South Africa’s permanent T20I skipper. The first game against India was washed out without a ball being bowled. One can say that de Kock might be nervous before the big occasion but the man himself is confident of doing the job. Speaking on the eve of the second game, de Kock said that he is not concerned due to the added responsibility.
“I’m not too concerned (extra responsibility of leading the side). It’s just a new stepping stone in my career,” he told reporters before adding: “Just gives me a bit of extra responsibility in the team. We’ll see how it goes – it can affect me negatively or positively – I’m not sure at the moment. Hopefully, it gives me the positive energy and I give the best I can do.”
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