Quinton de Kock can play a different one hundred Tests, mentioned South Africa coach Mark Boucher.© ICC/Twitter
South Africa head coach Mark Boucher feels skipper Quinton de Kock could develop into one particular of the most capped Proteas players of all time. De Kock created his 50th look in the longest format of the game in the ongoing initially Test against Pakistan in Karachi on Tuesday. Boucher, who created his debut against Pakistan in 1997, hopes De Kock will play at least a different one hundred games in the longest format. The former wicket-keeper batsman is South Africa’s second most-capped Test cricketer right after all-rounder Jacques Kallis. Boucher played 150 Tests whilst Kallis featured in 166 games.
“It’s a special occasion for any player. It’s just the start of his career. There’s possibly another 100 Test matches there for him,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Boucher as saying.
Boucher praised the South Africa captain and mentioned opposition teams hope a “special player” like de Kock does not get into fantastic kind.
“Quinny is a special cricketer. He is the type of player opposition hope doesn’t get into good form because he can take the game away from anyone very quickly,” mentioned Boucher.
“Being a captain is an extra [responsibility] we have added on to him. We’re trying to help him out as much as we can in that department. But I’m very happy he has taken on that role,” he added.
The South Africa coach hopes to see the greatest of the wicket-keeper batsman in the ongoing Test series against Pakistan.
“I know it’s tough at times, especially if your performances aren’t exactly where you want them to be. Hopefully, we can get the best of Quinny in this series. It can only be good for him as a person, a captain, and also for the team,” mentioned Boucher.