South African Test skipper Dean Elgar has admitted to being taken for surprise when Quinton de Kock announced his immediate retirement from Test cricket after India defeated South Africa by 113 runs at Centurion in the Boxing Day Test on Thursday. De Kock spoke to senior players individually before breaking his news to the dressing room, according to Cricbuzz. De Kock stated his impending fatherhood as a driving force behind his decision, while his struggle with the hectic bio-bubble life was a contributing factor.
"I was pretty shocked. But sitting down with Quiney (Quinton de Kock), he explained his reasons and I respect and fully understand his decision," Elgar said.#SAvsIND #INDvsSA #quintondekock https://t.co/67Gw80pzi8— India Today Sports (@ITGDsports) January 2, 2022