South Africa’s wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock is in red-hot form in the ongoing edition of the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 tournament, which is being held in India. The left-handed opening batter who knows a thing or two in going about his work in sub-continent conditions has perfected the art of scoring runs so far.
It is worth mentioning here that he is the leading run-scorer in the ongoing World Cup 2023 with 545 runs in seven games at an impeccable batting average of 77.86. South Africa immensely benefitted from the batsman’s services at the top of the order so far in the tournament.
Quinton de Kock is also playing his last ODI World Cup in his cricketing venture and after that, he would retire from the 50-over format. Interestingly, he is unleashing the best version of himself in the finishing stage of his ODI career, which has well and truly helped South Africa’s batting department in the marquee tournament.
Quinton de Kock creates a record in ODI World Cup 2023
Meanwhile, the wicketkeeper-batsman etched his name into the record books after he levelled Sri Lanka’s batting great Kumar Sangakkara in terms of the most centuries scored in a single edition of the ICC ODI World Cup. Quinton de Kock has now scored four centuries in the ongoing World Cup.
He achieved his fourth century during the game against New Zealand at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. “I am feeling really good lately. Nice that everything is coming together at an important time for us. They bowled really well up front, especially Boulty. I felt quite scratchy upfront, I couldn’t find my rhythm, I was getting a couple of messages from the guys on the bench to bat through. I just want to keep batting. My career is coming down to a finish, trying to bat as much as I can,” Quinton de Kock said after South Africa posted 357/4 in 50 overs.
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