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De Kock responds to Ishant's 'lucky' remark

India pacer Ishant Sharma called Quinton de Kock 'lucky' for having reached his third consecutive ODI century against India. Here's the South Africa keeper's response.

December 12, 2013

Posted by bowledout67 on (December 16, 2013, 16:04 GMT)

i think in my humble opinion that ishant is the lucky one. had it not been for quintons bashing of mohit sharma in joburg i doubt he would have had a game at all....

Posted by v8v8v8 on (December 13, 2013, 13:50 GMT)

There's only one response to that comment...made by another South African a long time ago "The more I practice the luckier I get..." - Gary Player.

And given the amount of growth QdK had shown since his first few international outings based on the efforts he has put into his game, you couldn't find a more suitable response.

Posted by   on (December 13, 2013, 13:36 GMT)

I thought it quite ignorant of Ishant to say he was lucky because he the balls he hit found the gaps between fielders? Isn't that what batsmen try to do? But whatever allows the Indian bowlers to put their minds at ease. They are going to need all the rest they can get come the start of the test series.

Posted by wapuser on (December 13, 2013, 12:43 GMT)

So the big challenge for Indian batting are the coming test matches.

Posted by   on (December 13, 2013, 1:09 GMT)

Decock have Alot Talent he is a 3rd palyer to do 3 handreds in an odi series i apreciat him and indian team can play at home nither Around.

Posted by wapuser on (December 13, 2013, 0:23 GMT)

I guess, except Ishant no one from the country of billion people thinks that De cock was lucky. De cock has played well and scored three centuries deservingly. The only person who is lucky is Ishant himself. I am pretty sure dhoni would have bashed ishant for those remarks. Its totally uncalled for to say those things.

Posted by   on (December 12, 2013, 22:20 GMT)

I don't know whats all this fuss about Ishan't remark. De kock was indeed very lucky but luck favors the brave!

Posted by Asif703 on (December 12, 2013, 20:32 GMT)

India can only win on Indian pitches which are flat and batsman friendly make Indians crowds happy.Ashwin will go like harbajan

Posted by zzby on (December 12, 2013, 20:28 GMT)

What a looser sharma ....

Posted by   on (December 12, 2013, 19:08 GMT)

the bloke scored 3 hundreds in 3 matches against the no.1 team in the world..and u call him lucky ishant...i think u were lucky in d last game by picking up 3 wickets , ur best performance in the last 15 games for india....i m n indian too, i think u shud hav a heart to appreciate ppl if de y do good..

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