It is not that easy to be a captain of a particular team. It is the prime responsibility of the captain to make sure that the gentleman’s game is played according to the rules. He is responsible for making sure that the spirit of cricket is maintained at all times by all players in the team.

In the latest development, South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock has expressed his desire to be the team captain at the T20 World Cup next year, though he reckons that Faf du Plessis will be in charge for the intriguing event.

Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock goes for a big shot. (Credit: BCCI)

However, Quinton de Kock had said that he is ready to captain the team if the management wants him to and is even willing to grab it with both hands if captaincy comes upon him. He understands that South Africa is in a state of transition without AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla, Morne Morkel.

Rightly so, de Kock wants to shape the entire scenery of the modern game. It is worth mentioning here that de Kock had recently skippered the team in the T20I series in India which ended in a pulsating 1-1 draw, where he perfected the art of learning a few principles of captaincy.

“The way I see it is that I was just a replacement. That’s the way I took it. For now, it’s still Faf’s baby. But maybe if things change and if they do want me to do it, then I will do it,” Proteas’ wicketkeeper-batsman was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

I will try to grab captaincy with both hands: de Kock

Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock plays a shot. (Credit: BCCI)

When the 26-year-old de Kock led the side against India, he channelled his aggression in the right way. With great power comes the great responsibility, he chipped in with 52 in the second T20I and a match-winning 79 in the third match. The first match was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain.

“For the moment, I am not looking too far ahead. I am just trying to look at how I can help out the youngsters, the new guys in the T20 team, just getting better and getting ready for the T20 World Cup next year. But if that (captaincy) does come upon me, then I will try to grab it with both hands,” he echoed.