South Africa great AB de Villiers has been left in awe of Quinton de Kock’s run-scoring exploits in the 2023 Cricket World Cup. De Kock has already scored four centuries in the tournament. Which is the equal-most by a player in a single World Cup. He has also amassed 545 runs in just seven innings. Which is the highest total by a South Africa player in a single World Cup edition.
De Kock’s Record-Breaking Run
De Kock’s record-breaking run has come as no surprise to de Villiers. Who has always held his former teammate in the highest regard. “He has always been very special to me since the very first day I watched him play,” de Villiers said. “Quinnie showed that he was just a class above anyone else.”
He is the first South African batsman to score four centuries in a single World Cup, and he is also the first wicketkeeper-batsman to score four centuries in a single World Cup. He is also the fastest batsman to reach 500 runs in a World Cup, doing so in just seven matches.
De Kock’s importance to South Africa
De Kock is one of the most important players in the South African team. Also, he is a world-class wicketkeeper-batsman who is capable of winning matches on his own. Then, his form in the World Cup has been a major boost for South Africa, and it has helped them to become one of the favorites to win the tournament.
De Villiers’ praise for de Kock
De Villiers has been full of praise for de Kock’s performances. He has said that de Kock is one of the best batsmen in the world, and that he is playing at the peak of his powers. He has also said that de Kock is a role model for young cricketers all over the world.
De Kock’s performance in the World Cup has been nothing short of sensational. He has been a beacon of hope for South Africa, and he has given them a real chance of winning the tournament. If he can continue his form, then South Africa will be a very tough team to beat.