January 26, 2021
Quinton de Kock can play one other 100 Tests, mentioned South Africa coach Mark Boucher.© ICC/Twitter
South Africa head coach Mark Boucher feels skipper Quinton de Kock might develop into one of the crucial capped Proteas gamers of all time. De Kock made his 50th look within the longest format of the sport within the ongoing first Test towards Pakistan in Karachi on Tuesday. Boucher, who made his debut towards Pakistan in 1997, hopes De Kock will play not less than one other 100 video games within the longest format. The former wicket-keeper batsman is South Africa’s second most-capped Test cricketer in any case-rounder Jacques Kallis. Boucher performed 150 Tests whereas Kallis featured in 166 video games.
“It’s a special occasion for any player. It’s just the start of his career. There’s possibly another 100 Test matches there for him,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Boucher as saying.
Boucher praised the South Africa captain and mentioned opposition groups hope a “special player” like de Kock doesn’t get into good type.
“Quinny is a special cricketer. He is the type of player opposition hope doesn’t get into good form because he can take the game away from anyone very quickly,” mentioned Boucher.
“Being a captain is an extra [responsibility] we have added on to him. We’re trying to help him out as much as we can in that department. But I’m very happy he has taken on that role,” he added.
The South Africa coach hopes to see one of the best of the wicket-keeper batsman within the ongoing Test collection towards Pakistan.
“I know it’s tough at times, especially if your performances aren’t exactly where you want them to be. Hopefully, we can get the best of Quinny in this series. It can only be good for him as a person, a captain, and also for the team,” mentioned Boucher.
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