Quinton de Kock, 29, abruptly withdrew from Test Cricket, leaving many of his fans in shock. He started the year as a test captain while South Africa toured Pakistan. At the end of the year, he had decided to leave the longest format in the game for good. So, after playing the first test match against India, he made his decision public. This has caused a lot of drama as former cricketers have mentioned how ICC has to intervene or more and more cricketers will behave like QDK, leaving Test cricket in their prime.
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Now ex-Pak Salman Butt cricketer accused of match-fixing has reacted very strongly to De Kock’s decision. “Quinton de Kock had been playing strange cricket for a year and a half. He came to Pakistan as a captain but did not continue in the role afterwards. Now, after playing a Test, he has announced his retirement (Test). Such things spoil the team’s balance, the selection policy and affect the captain’s state of mind, ”Butt said in a video posted to his team. Youtube channel.
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“The players made the sudden retirement a tragedy. Don’t you think of the family when you play in leagues abroad for almost 2 months? Why is trial cricket only the obstacle? You play cricket in your own country in South Africa. This lack of interest is linked to the league’s cricket, ”he added.
The 29-year-old took part in 54 tests, in which he racked up 3,300 batting points with an average of 38.82.
Meanwhile, former Protea Hashim hitter Amla also appeared concerned as he mentioned how De Kock’s decision crippled the batting lineup. “Our two best center hitters are Temba (Bavuma) and Quinton.
“Now that Quinton has retired from the cricket test, it further cripples the batting lineup and, more than ever, it is imperative for Temba to hit higher – whether it’s three or four, give him time to play a role of solidification as opposed to a recovery, “said Amla, as quoted by Sport24.
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