De Kock of South Africa announced his retirement from Test cricket after losing the first match of the Test series against India at Centurion.
Like Dhoni, on December 30, Dekock also suddenly left Test cricket.
First Dhoni, now decock. There is a lot in common between these two players leaving Test cricket. Both are wicket-keeper batsmen. Both announced their retirement from Test cricket after playing the Boxing Day Test. And, most importantly, the date chosen for this was December 30. But, the bigger similarity was that both of them left Test cricket that they took this decision suddenly. When Dhoni retired from Test cricket on 30 December 2014, people were still surprised. And now when the South African wicket-keeper batsman decided to leave Test cricket at the age of just 29, people are still in awe.
De Kock announced his retirement from Test cricket after losing the first match of the Test series against India in Centurion. He said that he wants to spend more time with his family, so he is leaving Test cricket. This means that the game of decock will still be seen in limited overs cricket.
When Dhoni surprised in the year 2014
Dhoni had announced to leave Test cricket in the year 2014, when Ravi Shastri used to be the director of the team. Recalling that time, Ravi Shastri said, “When Dhoni told us that he was retiring from Test cricket, we were all shocked. I remember he came to me and said that I want to say something to the players. I said – Absolutely. I thought he would say something like that we have drawn a great match. But he narrated the news of his retirement from Test cricket. I saw everyone’s faces in the dressing room, they were all shocked, but this is Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
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