After experiencing a washed-out game in the Dharamshala, South Africa formally kicked their tour of India with the 2nd T20I match at Mohali. The rainbow nation was focused on a strong start against the men in blue. However, India’s quality proved too much as the home team won the game by 7 wickets.
South Africa’s stand-in skipper Quinton de Kock shined in his debut game as a national leader with a stunning half-century before getting dismissed by paceman Navdeep Saini. However, the wicket-keeper batsman, who is expected to lead South Africa in the next year’s T20 World Cup in Australia, reiterated that he won’t let captaincy pressure destroy his mindset.
Recently, the 26-year old reviewed the experience of leading the national side as he called captaincy ‘a new stepping stone’ of his career. He added that he doesn’t want to hide behind others and lead by example. The Johannesburg born is one of finest players of the modern day cricket and aims to take the extra responsibility while captaining his unit. It remains to be seen how he fares in the forthcoming games.