Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock’s family was seen celebrating in the stands when the wicketkeeper-batsman smashed a wonderful century in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.
De Kock batted sensationally well in the 66th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai on Wednesday, May 18.
Openers KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock’s brilliant batting performances helped the Lucknow Super Giants score 210 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders. Also, this is the highest opening partnership in the history of the Indian Premier League.
Quinton de Kock completed his 50 runs off 36 balls, including 4 fours and 2 sixes and he reached his century milestone on the 4th ball of the 18th over by smashing a four to Andre Russell.
The wicketkeeper-batsman was delighted after scoring a sensational century and was seen celebrating on the ground. Also, his family was in the stands, including his wife Sasha and daughter Kiara, and they were also celebrating the century milestone of Quinton de Kock.
This was Quinton de Kock’s second century in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as his first century came against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2016. Also, Quinton de Kock finished his innings at the score of 140 runs off 70 balls, including 10 fours and 10 sixes.
They are both beautiful batters to watch – Andy Flower on Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul
Lucknow Super Giants head coach Andy Flower, while speaking to host broadcaster, lauded openers KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock for their exceptional batting throughout the 20 overs against the Kolkata Knight Riders.
“It’s a helluva score, they batted beautifully. We’ve been seeing some special batting from both of them this season and again that was brilliant to watch. They are both beautiful batters to watch. At the end of the 18th over, we sent a message on saying, ‘If you guys are too tired hitting the ball hard, you can retire and we’ll send some of our big-hitters in.” These boys, all of them, from 1 to 9 can hit the ball hard like that,” Andy Flower said.
“One boundary is a big boundary, so Quinton hitting balls like that, who’s not renowned for his big-hitting actually, that’d have given him a lot of satisfaction. One thing’s for sure, if you ever get complacent in this game, it comes and bits you. That is one message we’ll put out there. If we do the basics well, we’ll be in a good position,” he added.
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