IND v SA 2019: WATCH – “That was a dull one”, says De Kock after his first press conference as a captain in India

Quinton de Kock has been shouldered with the responsibility to lead South Africa in the T20I series against India.

Quinton de Kock addresses the media conference | Screengrab

After rain played spoilsport in the series opener at Dharamsala, South Africa are all set to begin their much-awaited India tour with the Mohali T20I on Wednesday (September 18).

On the eve of the match, Proteas wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock, who has been shouldered with the responsibility to lead the T20I side, addressed the press conference and left the reporters in stitches with his hilarious remark.

When South Africa’s media-manager ended the conference by saying: “That’s it. Thank you very much”, De Kock stood up from his spot and hilariously uttered, “That was a dull one”.

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Apart from this amusing moment, Quinton de Kock looked quite organised while interacting with the reporters. He spoke about the added responsibility of captaincy, saying it is a new stepping stone in his career.

“I am not too concerned. It is a new stepping stone in my career. It gives me extra responsibility in the team. We will see how it goes, it can affect me positively or negatively, but it is too early to say. I will try to do my best,” the South African skipper quoted.

Following T20I series, South Africa will take on India in a three-match Test series, which will be part of the inaugural World Test Championship. But for now, the visitors are focusing on the job at hands.

“When you talk about World Test Championship (WTC), we haven’t quite got there yet. We are focusing on T20Is, once those games are done, then we will think about the WTC,” De Kock said.


By Salman Anjum - 18 Sep, 2019

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