South Africa captain Dean Elgar said that he was initially “shocked” by Quinton Decock’s sudden retirement from cricket, but insisted that the team will take great strides to deal with the setbacks and work hard to keep the ongoing series. Against India.
De Cock, who was only 29 years old, announced his withdrawal from the traditional format at the end of his first test against India. The hosts lost 113 games in the Super Sports Park on Thursday.
“I was very shocked. But I sat down with Quinton de Kock and he explained his reasons. I respect and fully understand his decision,” Elgar said at a virtual press conference on the eve of the second test. .
“I don’t think anything will happen,” Elgar replied when asked if the players would have any impact on his retirement.
“Our responsibility is to maintain and perform ourselves as international players. We still have to be professional in this area. We still have a test series to upgrade, so I don’t think Queenie’s retirement will have any sequelae or shock.
“The players respect the environment. We are aware that we have recently encountered some setbacks and we obviously have to solve it wisely and overcome it. I don’t think this will affect players who are still shocked by his retirement.”