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‘It has been a great experience’ – Quinton De Kock draws light on his stint so far in the Caribbean Premier League

Quinton De Kock has had many moments to remember in the Caribbean Premier League so far.
Quiton De Kock
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Life in the Caribbean is all about the sun, the sand and the beaches. Time in the Caribbean is not normal but it is West Indies standard time where everything becomes slow and comes to a standstill and after that life goes on over there at a leisurely pace. In that regard, we will take a look at Quinton De Kock and how he is dealing with life in the West Indies.

During his time with the Barbados Royals, his first spell at the Caribbean Premier League, the South African wicketkeeper batter has 221 runs in 6 matches to his credit. He has made the runs at a strike rate of over 131.

“It has been a great experience. Coming to the CPL for the first time, it was a new challenge for me. However, the moment I walked in here, I was greeted by smiles throughout by the team and our extended staff members. It has to be one of the better team environments I’ve ever been in, and to say it’s my first time in the CPL, makes it even better.”

On the team environment, he stated,

“I think the best part is that we are winning matches and are also enjoying off the field. I’ve obviously played with certain people before but making new connections here within the team has been amazing.”

“You know this is one of the most amazing places around the world. You come to the Caribbean, you see beautiful beaches, great food and some amazing fishing experiences. I already cannot wait to come back next year. I was telling a few people that if I could come back here every year for the rest of my cricketing career, that would be amazing. It is such a wholesome T20 experience, and surely very different from all the others.”

De Kock knew that he had to bat at number three for the team in the ongoing edition but was comfortable doing that as he had already batted in that position early in his career.

“When I came into the team, I saw Rahkeem and Kyle being the openers, so I was prepared to bat down the order. It is something that I’ve done in the past at the beginning of my career, and I’m happy to do so again for the team,” he concluded.

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