South African wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock has announced his retirement from Test cricket. Will no longer participate in the three-match series being played between India and South Africa. He has announced to quit Test cricket with immediate effect. South Africa suffered a 113-run defeat in the first Test against India in the Centurion Test on Thursday.
The South Africa Cricket Board shared the information about the retirement of this star cricketer with all the fans. The 29-year-old Dekak scored a total of 3300 runs in 54 Test matches for South Africa. The batsman, who scored 6 centuries and 22 half-centuries, made his Test debut against Australia in February 2014. In this format, 141 not out was the best innings of Dekack. Dekack’s contribution behind the wicket too was amazing. He took 232 wickets in 54 matches, out of which 221 were catches and 11 stumps.
De Kock said while retiring, it was not a decision that I took easily. Before taking this decision, I thought a lot about what my future is going to be like and what is the priority thing in life right now is that Sasha and I are going to bring our first child into this world. We are looking forward to taking our family forward. My family is everything to me and I want them to get all this time and write new and exciting chapters in my life with them in this time.