Lucknow Super Giants opening batsman announced retirement before IPL 2024
After defeat in World Cup 2023 semi final South Africa wicketkeeper batsman and Lucknow Super Giants opening batsman Quinton de Kock announced retirement before IPL 2024.
The South African team failed to reach the final this time in ICC ODI World Cup 2023. South Africans who are considered to be the strongest team in the world of cricket, are being called chokers by losing in the knockout stage of ICC tournaments. After defeat in World Cup 2023 semi final South Africa wicketkeeper batsman and Lucknow Super Giants opening batsman Quinton de Kock announced retirement before IPL 2024.
In the second semi-final match held at Eden Gardens, Australia registered a 3-wicket win over South Africa and entered the final for the 8th time. But South Africa felt disappointed as they stumbled in the fifth semi-final. India and Australia teams will fight in the World Cup 2023 final on November 19.
After this defeat, South Africa’s star wicket-keeper batsman and Lucknow Super Giants top player Quinton de Kock bid a tearful farewell to his one-day cricket model. Before the tournament, he had said that he would quit ODI cricket after the World Cup 2023. But de Kock played an important role in the team’s victory.
He also announced his retirement from Test cricket in 2021. Quinton de Kock, who is playing for Lucknow Super Giants in the Indian Premier League (IPL), has decided to retire from ODIs to focus on the T20 International and T20 Franchise League. Quinton de Kock announced his retirement on social media before the World Cup 2023.
Quinton de Kock, who performed brilliantly in the league stage, disappointed in the semi-finals. His play in the tournament attracted attention. Lucknow Super Giants wicket keeper batsman scored 4 centuries in the 10 matches he played in the current World Cup 2023. Through this, he had a strike rate of 107.02 at an average of 59.40.
Quinton de Kock has scored 6,770 runs in 155 ODIs at a batting average of 46. Strike rate in ODI career is 96.8. He has 21 centuries and 30 fifties in his account. The 30-year-old player, who has played 54 Test matches, has scored 3300 runs at an average of 38.82. He has scored 2277 runs in 80 T20 matches at an average of 32.53.
In 2013 de Kock was bought by Indian Premier League franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad in the player auction, but failed to impress when he played. He signed for Delhi Daredevils for the 2014 tournament, going on to play for the side until 2017 and scoring a century in 2016. He was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2018 auction and played for Mumbai Indians in the 2019 season.
He was the team’s highest run scorer during their championship winning season. In 2021, he was drafted by Southern Brave for the inaugural season of The Hundred. He was second highest run scorer for Southern Brave, scoring 202 runs in 9 matches.
In the 2022 IPL auction, de Kock was bought by Lucknow Super Giants. He scored his second IPL century on 18 May 2022 against the Kolkata Knight riders, with 140 runs in 70 balls.