Don't want to put extra burden of captaincy on Quinton de Kock: Boucher

Somya Kapoor

Somya Kapoor

Author| Feb 4, 9:35 AM

Photo Credits: Twitter
Photo Credits: Twitter

South Africa wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock will continue as the Test skipper of the side. As per coach Mark Boucher, the management has taken this decision release him from that burden" of leading all three sides at the highest level. 

"When we get back after this tour we've got a bit of time before our next Test series so we can sit down and make a good, solid call on who can take over from him and release him from that burden and try and get the best out of him," Boucher said. 

"We're not that harsh on Quinny in this environment. We know that he's a quality player and there's a good innings around the corner for him. He has been given the extra burden of being captain and that can be tough and something he's not used to."

South Africa are presently in Pakistan for a two-match Test series. The Proteas trail 0-1. 

South Africa were later scheduled to host Australia but CA postponed the tour citing COVID-19 issues in the country. The Cricket South Africa did express the disappointment on the postponement of the tour. 

"CSA have expressed their disappointment and it's no different for the players. I know there was a lot of planning going into the Australian tour back home. We haven't really been a part of that, but it seems a lot of goalposts were being moved for that particular tour, for Australia," Boucher said. 

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