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I’ll give the World Cup my best shot: Quinton de Kock

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Prolific batter Quinton de Kock has announced his retirement from ODI cricket after the upcoming ODI cricket World Cup. He retired from Test cricket in 2022 and, hence, will play only the T20 format going forward. The stumper-batter mentioned that he has already played a lot of cricket. He is likely to continue playing T20 cricket and T20 leagues around the world.

Speaking about his World Cup preparations, the 30-year-old stated that he is ready to give it all to tick off an ICC event. Quinton de Kock also clarified that after he retires, he is not going to look back at anything as he wants a life post-cricket.

Quinton de Kock says,

‘ll give the World Cup my best shot. Would like to tick off an ICC event. I don’t see myself being involved in the game in any way when I stop playing. I want a life after cricket,” 

However, Quinton de Kock believes in old-school cricket, doesn’t believe in the roles of analyst in the game.

He went on to say,

Basically I play what’s in front of me. You can look at videos, but it’s not the same as being in the middle,”

South Africa will reach India on Tuesday, September 26 and play a couple of warm-up games against Afghanistan and New Zealand before playing their first match of the ODI World Cup on October 7 against Sri Lanka at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. Meanwhile, ahead of that, the Proteas have suffered a double blow as Anrich Nortje and Sisanda Magala have been ruled out of the tournament. 

Quinton de Kock will play a crucial role if South Africa have to clinch their first ever ODI World Cup title.

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