‘It’s painful, disappointing’ De Kock on series loss against Pakistan


Rawalpindi: South Africa’s Test captain Quinton de Kock has termed their defeat against Pakistan in the two-match Test series as ‘painful’ and ‘disappointing’ following another batting collapse on final day of the second Test.

South Africa collapsed from 241/3 to 274 all out and after 18 years, they lost a Test series to Pakistan.

“It’s painful at the moment. It’s disappointing but when we get back home, we’ll have to have a look at our performances and the way we went about things. We’ll have to get back home and improve on the way going forward,” De Kock said after the game.

“The deficit we gave them didn’t give us a good way going forward. It played a big part and we lost the big moments in the game and that cost us,” he added.

Note, It was the last match as Test captain for De Kock as head coach Mark Boucher said that he will be released from the burden of Test captaincy before the start of second Test.

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