IND VS SA LIVE: South African international Quinton de Kock and his wife Sasha were blessed with a baby girl on Thursday. The couple welcomed their daughter as they shared the news on their social media handles.
Just a week ago, Quinton de Kock announced sudden retirement from Test cricket. The Proteas wicketkeeper-batsman highlighted that this is the decision that he didn’t come to that easily.
He further added that he took a lot of time to think about his future. De Kock also said that his family means everything to him, which is his top-most priority over anything else.
Earlier, in a statement, he said that he wants to have plenty of time and private space to be able to be with the family during his new chapter. The veteran had decided to spend quality time with his family.
Quinton de Kock has been a part of South Africa’s Test journey. He stayed with the team through thick and thin. The southpaw also added that he loves Test cricket and loves playing for the country.
However, the 29-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman has found the valuable thing that he loves even more. “In life, you can buy almost everything except for time, and right now, it’s time to do right by the people that mean the most to me,” he said.
IND VS SA LIVE: Quinton de Kock and his wife Sasha blessed with baby girl
Quinton de Kock might have retired from Test cricket but he is fully committed to serving the country in the limited-overs format. He has played 54 Tests wherein he scored 3300 runs.
The southpaw slammed as many as six centuries and 22 fifties to his name. He has played 124 ODIs where he scored 5609 runs at an average of 45.38. Quinton smashed 16 centuries and 26 fifties.
As far as his T20I career is concerned, he played 61 games wherein he scored 1827 runs including 12 fifties. He has taken 221 catches and affected 11 stumpings in Test cricket. De Kock took 170 catches and 9 stumpings in ODIs. He took 49 catches and affected 15 stumpings in T20Is.
Meanwhile, as per the latest Instagram post of Quinton de Kock’s wife Sasha, Proteas player could be seen happily posing with his wife and baby daughter. The cute little girl was asleep while the picture was taken.
De Kock’s wife Sasha also revealed the name of the baby. The couple named the baby Kiara. Sasha also posted more pictures on Instagram to share with their fans and followers. The caption of the post reads: “Kiara De Kock💖 06/01/2022 2.9kgs Welcome to the world our beautiful daughter💖”
Earlier, Quinton said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been a part of my Test cricket journey from the very beginning. To my coaches, teammates, the various management teams and my family and friends – I couldn’t have shown up as I did without your support. This is not the end of my career as a Protea, I’m fully committed to white-ball cricket and representing my country to the best of my ability for the foreseeable future,” he added.