Mumbai Indians‘ keeper-batsman Quinton De Kock hit his straps against the SunRisers Hyderabad in Sharjah on Sunday. Quinton De Kock top-scored for the Mumbai Indians as it lifted them to 208, which proved to be more than enough in the end. The defending champions’ fielding coach underlined that the southpaw never dropped his self-belief.
Quinton De Kock started the 2020 edition of IPL positively with a 20-ball 33 against Chennai Super Kings. However, he had scores of 1, 14, and 0 in the next three games. While Mumbai Indians were winning games, the responsibility to score runs at the top fell solely on Rohit Sharma. However, on Sunday, the South African white-ball captain slammed a 39-ball 67, laced with four fours and as many sixes to announce his return to form.
James Pamment understands Quinton De Kock’s imperious ability to score runs; however, he still had to work hard to get those. The significant factor was De Kock’s self-belief that he never dropped, enabling his return to form.
“We all know the quality that Quinton possess, so I’m not saying that it was just a matter of time, but you have to still work extremely hard. “You still have to believe in yourself and he never stopped believing in his ability to be effective for the team,” Pamment stated as quoted by Hindustan Times.
“It was nice to see Quinton De Kock go on and forge a good partnership with Ishan” : James Pamment
James Pamment added that it was delightful to watch De Kock string together a stand of 78 with Ishan Kishan, a partnership nucleus to their innings. Pamment feels glad to rack up a win in Sharjah, where they played for the first time this year by putting up good performances across facets.
“It was nice to see him go on and forge a good partnership with Ishan (Kishan) and set the foundation for those destructive boys to come in the end. It’s an excellent win, to travel to Sharjah for the first time and to pick up a win, against strong team. We have won two in a row. To do it in the manner we did, with a very consistent batting performance, good bowling performance and good fielding performance, it is very satisfying,” he added.