Quinton de Kock keeps his word
A bit of frustration came out in Quinton de Kock’s uncharacteristic celebration after his blazing hundred against Kolkata Knight Riders here on Wednesday.
At the post-match conference, Lucknow Super Giants assistant coach Vijay Dahiya cited the possible reason behind the charged-up celebration by the South African opener.
“I will speak about Quinton. Sometimes he got runs, sometimes he didn’t (in the ongoing IPL). When we practised, or when he was knocking or taking throw-downs, he was always saying he never felt so good,” Dahiya said.
“He also said the day he got going, he would make it count and he did that today (Wednesday night). And the way they batted for 20 overs, without any wicket falling, just fantastic,” added Dahiya.
Thanks to De Kock’s unbeaten 140, the highest individual score this season, and skipper KL Rahul’s 68 not out, Lucknow posted an imposing 210 for no loss and then defended it by two runs to book a berth in the playoffs.