SA v BAN: Quinton de Kock wears Hashim Amla’s jersey
As Amla and de Kock strolled down to the pitch, the fans were left perplexed to see both the jerseys reading the same name!
Published - Oct 26, 2017 10:23 pm | Updated - Oct 26, 2017 10:36 pm
South African wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock and veteran batsman Hashim Amla are known to be great friends. They form a formidable opening pair for the Proteas side in the limited overs formats of the game. Recently, their bonhomie was seen in an unusual incident when Quinton de Kock sported the jersey of Hashim Amla.
Well, on a serious note, de Kock was forced to sport Amla’s jersey in the first T20I against Bangladesh. After having totally dominated the opposition in the Test and the ODI series, the action moved to Bloemfontein for the first T20I. In the match, Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock walked in to bat first after skipper JP Duminy won the toss for the hosts.
As Amla and de Kock strolled down to the pitch, the fans were left perplexed to see both the jerseys reading the same name! The commentators then revealed that apparently, the wicketkeeper-batsman had lost his jersey ahead of the start of the match. This was the reason why he had to wear Amla’s jersey as he walked in to bat. The confusion for the fans did not last long though.
Hashim Amla perished early in the match with Bangladeshi spinner Mehidy Hasan cleaning him up in the very second over of the match. De Kock continued to bat along as AB de Villiers joined him at the crease. The social media certainly went in for a toss seeing two Amla jerseys on the field. They could not stop talking and joking about it on the social media.
Here is how they reacted:
I'm late, why is de Kock wearing Amla's jersey?
— Nhlanhla Ⓜabaso (@_NhlanhlaMabaso) October 26, 2017
#SAvBAN de kock's jersey is allegedly been stolen…i mean by who how like it doesn't make sense
— Theo_bae (@Theodrinephala2) October 26, 2017
Amla is Out. But still batting.?
(de Kock playing with Amla' jersey)#SAvBAN
— Tom Chandler ⚓️ (@SrJ1911) October 26, 2017
— Lucky Sizwe (@Luckybiyela) October 26, 2017
Two Amla's'batting… For a minute I thought Amla was left handed lol. De Kock is wearing Amla jersey.
— Mpho Mokoena (@fussball21) October 26, 2017
— Shahrukh Parvez (@shaurav71) October 26, 2017
Talking about the series, South Africa have totally dominated the series. They thoroughly outplayed Bangladesh in the Test series. After having won the Test series 2-0, they did not give the visitors a sniff in the ODI series either. They won the ODI series 3-0.