Cricket is a gentleman’s game and evidence of this has been found from time to time. A similar incident has also been seen in IPL 2022, which has merged the three words Cricket, Gentleman and Sportsman Spirit. In fact, in the match being played between Punjab Kings and Lucknow Super Giants, Lucknow opener Quinton de Kock had decided to return to the pavilion, showing sportsmanship despite the support of the umpire, whose video is now going viral.
Yes, South Africa’s explosive batsman Quinton de Kock is part of Lucknow Super Giants in IPL Season 15 and was playing a crucial innings for his team against Punjab Kings on Friday (April 29). De Kock looked in fine form, but a ball from Sadeep Sharma took the edge of his bat and went into the hands of the wicketkeeper, after which, despite the support of the umpire, he decided to return to the pavilion, honoring the gentleman’s game.
This incident happened in the 13th over of Lucknow’s innings. Sandeep Sharma was doing this over for Punjab Kings. De Kock was looking in good rhythm against Sandeep and had also hit two beautiful fours in this over, but after this Quinton threw his bat on the fourth ball of Sandeep Sharma, after which he took the edge of the ball bat to wicketkeeper Jitesh Sharma. went into the hands.
As soon as Jitesh Sharma caught the catch of de Kock, the bowler and wicketkeeper appealed to the umpire to get out, but the umpire standing on the field rejected the appeal of the players, after which de Kock gave a real introduction to the spirit of the game and walk out. Got caught on camera doing it. Seeing de Kock walk out, Sandeep Sharma was also seen patting the back of this South African batsman. Let us tell you that de Kock played an innings of 46 runs against Punjab Kings in 37 balls with the help of four fours and two sixes.