Cricket world will miss Quinton de Kock in Tests, says

Quinton de Kock will no longer be seen in white after announcing his retirement from Test cricket.© AFP

England batsman Jos Buttler expressed disappointment after South African wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock announced his retirement from Test cricket. De Kock on Thursday announced his shock retirement from Test cricket with immediate effect. Cricket South Africa (CSA) said that de Kock has cited the timing of his relatively early retirement from the format and his intention to spend more time with his growing family as reasons.

The wicket-keeper batsman and his wife Sasha are anticipating the birth of their first child in the coming days.

“It is Quinton’s own personal position, but as a fan of cricket and a huge fan of his, I am disappointed that he is at that level. I love watching him bat, keep wickets and play Test cricket.” The cricketing world will miss him. In that format. But I appreciate him for taking the right decision for him,” Jos Buttler was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

Regarding the dropped catch in the third Ashes Test in Melbourne, Buttler said it was one of the worst feelings.

“It’s a very lonely place to drop catches. It’s one of the worst feelings in cricket, letting your teammates down. It doesn’t just hurt you, it hurts the whole team. You definitely have to Must be able to be very strong with your character and try to come through that. Especially when you’re wicketkeeping, there’s nowhere to hide,” Butler said.

Buttler further said that despite his poor performance in the Ashes, he still wants to play in the Test format.


“That’s definitely my ambition. I don’t think I would have put as much into it as I would have if it hadn’t been there. I have fantastic family support – they’re very supportive of me and my career and make for a lot.” Of the sacrifices for that. It’s something that gives you a lot of motivation and drive to try and make it worth it. It’s definitely kept my desire and ambition going to try and play,” Butler said .

Australia have already retained the Ashes by taking an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. The fourth Test will start from January 5.

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