South Africa’s World Cup campaign ended with a semi-final loss to Australia. Also ended the ODI career of Quinton de Kock, one of the greatest wicketkeeper batsmen of all time. De Kock announced before the tournament that he will not be seen in the ODI format after this World Cup. However, before hanging up the one-day jersey of the national team, he scored 594 runs with four centuries, and made the Protea fans regretful.
Not only with the bat, de Kock made 20 dismissals as the most successful wicketkeeper in this tournament. De Kock overtook Adam Gilchrist and MS Dhoni to become the first wicketkeeper in the history of the World Cup to achieve the double record of 500 runs and 20 dismissals in one tournament.
Quinton de Kock has played 155 matches in ODI career. Scored 6770 runs at an average of 45.74 at a strike rate of 96.64.
Scored 21 centuries, took 30 fifties, 209 and stamped 17. Scored maximum 6 centuries against India. He scored 4 centuries against Sri Lanka, 3 centuries against England and Australia. Meanwhile, de Kock scored three centuries in a three-match series against India!
This wicketkeeper batsman has won 96 matches in a career of 155 matches. His average in winning matches is 53.53, strike rate is 100+. Out of 21 centuries in his career, 18 centuries have been won by the team. Statistics alone tell how impactful Quinton de Kock was.
D-Kock may still regret not being able to take the team to the final even though he departed from the ODI with bat and gloves. But as he continues his hobby of fishing and golf in his retirement, Queenie can smile with satisfaction at the thought of his achievement at twenty-two yards.