IPL 2019 final was more emotional than 2015 WC semi-final – De Kock
South Africa wicket-keeper batsman Quinton De Kock rates Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 final as the most emotional moment in his whole career.
All the players of all sports in the world including cricketers usually put national team performance or national team success ahead of all domestic successes. But maybe it is exception for the South Africa players as Quinton De Kock rates IPL 2019 final over the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final against New Zealand. Noticeably, a few months ago former South Africa cricketer Ab de Villiers said that IPL had been always better than the World Cup.
“The second most right now. Clearly the IPL this this year was up there. But then, at that point, Eden Park obviously…Auckland, it was truly exceptional. I experienced it for the first time ever, that vibe that was experiencing the arena. It was so loud. I was simply trying to concentrate, however it was hard to manage it,” De Kock said when asking about the most emotional moment of his career.
Kock played for the franchise Mumbai Indians in this year’s IPL and he was with the team throughout the whole tournament in their all success. Mumbai Indians won fourth IPL trophy in this year and Kock had been their one of the most successful player in the tournament. And unarguably, he contributed a lot to win the trophy.
And about the World Cup, South Africa and New Zealand both faced in an epic encounter of reaching the World Cup final at Auckland in 2015. South Africa played the whole tournament with much domination but lost the semi-final by 4 wickets with just 1-ball remaining in D/L method. Each and every South African player fell in tears after losing such a close game against New Zealand.