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India vs South Africa: I’m shocked by Quinton de Kock’s resolution to retire, says Alviro Petersen | Cricket Information

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JOHANNESBURG: Former South Africa opener Alviro Petersen is shocked with Quinton de Kock‘s sudden retirement from Check cricket and feels extra gamers would possibly comply with within the footsteps of the wicketkeeper-batter within the close to future.
At simply 29 years of age and having performed 54 Checks, de Kock introduced his retirement from the standard format on the finish of the opening Check towards India, which the Proteas misplaced by 113 runs at SuperSport Park on Thursday.
De Kock would, nonetheless, be be accessible for ODIs and T20s in future.
“To be sincere, I’m a bit shocked by his resolution,” mentioned Petersen, who performed in 36 Checks for South Africa, scoring 5 centuries, largely as opening accomplice to Graeme Smith.
“In the course of the lunch first light 5 in Centurion, I observed that he was not fairly 100% as a result of Quinny is a participant who likes to play his pictures,” Pietersen was quoted as saying by timeslive.co.za.
“Typically when there may be stuff occurring with household or you might be on an extended tour, one foot is all the time on the airplane and I had the sense that with him it was virtually like one foot was already at house.”
A former Check captain, de Kock mentioned he’ll proceed taking part in within the white-ball codecs for the Proteas, with lots of give attention to franchise-based T20 leagues.
“I’m stunned however you too can perceive that each one the profitable T20 leagues all over the world and The Hundred (franchise 100-ball cricket event within the UK) now have modified the mindset of gamers,” Petersen mentioned.
“Prior to now, Check cricket was the top and slowly that’s being modified with guys taking care of their monetary wellbeing. Priorities have modified and he will not wrestle to get a T20 or The Hundred contract.”
De Kock has featured for Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians within the IPL.

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