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Quinton De Kock opens up for not taking a knee

Quinton De Kock opens up for not taking a knee

South Africa’s wicket-keeping batter, Quinton De Kock apologizes for not taking a knee for the Black Lives Matter movement during the team’s second encounter versus the West Indies. When every other member took a knee, De Kock, not doing the same, was spotted and instantly made headlines.

It is pertinent to mention that the player pulled him out of the encounter vs Jason Holder’s team citing ‘personal reasons’. His decision came after Cricket South Africa (CSA) ordered their players to take a knee following the BLM campaign

He was yet to make statements and four vacant days passed with the lookouts anticipating explanation from his end. On Thursday, according to the statements issued by Cricket South Africa, De Kock says that he will be happy to take a knee and is not a racist at all.

He says he understands the impact players, social workers make to set an example in society and stands against racism. Moreover, he told that he comes from a mixed-race family. He owns colored stepsisters and a black stepmother.

Here is what Quinton De Kock has to say for not taking a kneww:


De Kock, for many years, has been the team’s prior choice for all three formats. He is most likely to return to the squad in Proteas‘ next match versus Sri Lanka on 30th October.

The former captain has 1765 T20I runs at an average of 34.6 striking at 135.7. Notably, he says he is ready to take a knee from the upcoming games and finds no issue in doing so at all.

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