Quinton de Kock to retirement after ODI’s World Cup 2023: South Africa cricket team has announced the names of its 15 members for the upcoming tournament of One Day World Cup 2023. In the name released by South Africa, Temba Bavuma has been given the responsibility of captain.
On the other hand, as soon as South Africa announced its squad for this upcoming tournament, shortly after that, the most experienced and brilliant player of the South African team, Quinton Dickock, announced that the 2023 ODI World Cup would be the last of his ODI cricket career. There will be a big tournament and competition which means that Quinton de Kock will retire from ODI format after this tournament.
As soon as the news of De Kock’s retirement came to light, there was a sensation on social media. De Kock is liked a lot not only by South Africans but also by Indian fans. The reason for which is that De Kock plays for Lucknow Super Giants in India’s T20 league IPL. In which he comes out to start the innings with KL Rahul. In such a situation, the announcement of retirement of KL Rahul’s friend is a big news for the cricket world.
Quinton de Kock’s retirement is a huge blow for the South African team. The reason for which is that Quinton de Kock has been the most important player for the South African team for the last several years. Not only this, de Kock is also the most experienced player in the South African team at the moment. In such a situation, due to the retirement of Quinton de Kock, the South African team will not only suffer a big loss in the form of great batting but will also suffer a big blow from the perspective of experience. De Kock had also said goodbye to Test cricket in the year 2021 and in such a situation, his decision to retire from ODI is quite surprising. It is believed that De Kock has decided to leave ODI cricket to focus on T20 International and T20 League.
Brilliant ODI’s Career with amazing stats
If we look at the statistics of Quinton de Kock’s ODI career, then his cricket career has been very good. He has scored 5966 runs in 140 matches at an average of 45. During this period his strike rate has been 96. Apart from this, De Kock has also scored 17 centuries and 29 half-centuries. Not only this, De Kock is the fastest batsman to score 1000 runs in ODI for South Africa.
South Africa Squad for 2023 ODI World Cup
Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Sisanda Magala, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen.