'It might not be the end of the saga' - Shaun Pollock expects Quinton de Kock's return in longest format "It might not be the end of the saga" - Shaun Pollock feels Quinton de Kock will urged to comeback

‘It might not be the end of the saga’ – Shaun Pollock expects Quinton de Kock’s return in longest format

De Kock made his Test debut in 2014 and has played 54 Tests scoring 3300 runs at an average of 38.8.

Quinton de Kock and Shaun Pollock
Quinton de Kock and Shaun Pollock. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

One of the best wicketkeeper batter going around in the world at the moment, Quinton de Kock took a sudden retirement call from Tests after the Centurion game against India. The left-hander had earlier stated his unavailability for the second Test owing to the birth of his first child, however, no one expected this decision from the 29-year-old.

He is one of the experienced players in the young South African setup and has an excellent record in all formats. He had revealed the reason being to spend a lot more time with his expanded family now. Former cricketers and experts were shocked by the decision while Shaun Pollock in a conversation with Dinesh Karthik does see a different side of it.

Continous Bio-Bubbles took an effect on Quinton de Kock: Shaun Pollock

Shaun Pollock was certain that de Kock will be approached to make a comeback in Tests like AB de Villiers two years before. He added that the mental fatigue behind bio-bubbles and his desire to spend some time away from the game might have been the reasons as well for his sudden decision.

“I have also got a funny feeling that it might not be the end of the saga. I think two maybe three years down the line, much like an ABD discussion because ‘Quinny’ is such a fine player, there might always be calls for maybe him to come back. It is sad and it would have come out as shocking. I think just mentally the bubbles, continuously being away from home are maybe taking its effect on the individuals. ‘Quinny’ is a guy who likes to go hunting, fishing, he likes to spend a bit of time away from the game and he’s not been able to do that,” Shaun Pollock stated in the Cricbuzz conversation

Pollock also brought in a different view of T20 leagues’ and that its excitement may have reduced the eagerness to play Test cricket anymore. De Kock made his Test debut in 2014 and has played 54 Tests scoring 3300 runs at an average of 38.8. His record certainly suggests he could have had a long career and most of the experts believe the same.

“Then obviously, at this stage of his career, he’s 29, you look at what sort of floats your boat, what is the format that you really get excited about, you know, there’s a lot of T20 leagues where he can just stand and deliver and probably have a lot of fun and probably takes a bit of stress off his body,” Pollock added