Honeybee distracts Quinton de Kock from pouching Shaun Marsh
De Kock completely missed the ball and the cherry went through his legs as he attempted to inflict the dismissal.
Quinton de Kock has countered the best of bowling lineups with sheer disdain owing to his attacking style of play. During the series, he has played some superlative strokes and has also taken some wonderful catches, the latest one being Usman Khawaja’s catch down the leg-side off Vernon Philander. Australian bowlers found it difficult to restrict the Proteas cricketer in the 4th Test.
However, above all the cricketing challenges he encounters every day, it eventually required a honeybee for de Kock to succumb. The painfully hilarious incident occurred during the closing stages of the second day’s play at the Wanderers in Johannesburg when the Aussies struggled to counter the venom spewed by the South African bowlers. He missed a stumping chance owing to a bite by the ‘venomous’ honeybee.
Honeybee caught de Kock napping
Keshav Maharaj bowled a beautiful delivery, which was missed altogether by Shaun Marsh, who looked jittery throughout his knock. However, de Kock completely missed the ball and the cherry went through his legs as he attempted to inflict the dismissal. Replays showed that he was stung by a bee just when was about to gather the ball and he screeched in pain thereafter, letting the ball go.
Nevertheless, Marsh couldn’t make South Africa pay and soon became Maharaj’s victim, minutes before the curtains came down on the day’s play. Marsh took charge after the fall of the third wicket in the form of Peter Handscomb. Thereafter, he put his head down and defended everything, barring a few shots here and there, that was hurled at him by the Proteas bowlers.
Nevertheless, it was eventually a forward defensive stroke that led to his dismissal. Meanwhile, the Aussies are already staring at yet another massive defeat in the series. Temba Bavuma churned out a superlative knock, which helped South Africa post a mammoth total. The Aussies stuttered throughout and need some herculean efforts to save the game from here on.
Here is the video:
How did you miss that stumping?
Quinton de Kock: A bee stung me as I was about to catch the ball.
— Daryl (@Burgerboxx) March 31, 2018