South Africa wicket-keeper batsman, Quinton de Kock, has been ruled out of the remainder of the Momentum One-Day International (ODI) series and upcoming T20 International series against India due to a left wrist injury.
De Kock joins stalwarts Faf du Plessis, Dale Steyn and AB de Villiers on the sidelines, though the latter is expected to resume training in the next few days.
The next ODI will prove to be a do-or-die match for them as India will be looking to take a 3-0 lead. The six-match ODI series seems to be heading India’s way as the hosts are without experienced leadership and quality players.
Here are some of the best reactions from fans around the injuries to South African players:
At this rate South Africa will have no batsmen left. Now Quinton de Kock ruled out of the series.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 5, 2018
List of injures during #SAvIND ODI series:
AB de Villiers
Faf du Plessis
Quinton de Kock
Each one has an infix.
Leaves South Africa in a fix.
— Abhishek Mukherjee (@ovshake42) February 5, 2018
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) February 5, 2018
— Sarah Taylor (@SarahTheCricket) February 5, 2018
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) February 5, 2018
— brijesh yadav (@Brijesh007Yadav) February 5, 2018
— Manoj Patra (@manoj757) February 5, 2018
It doesn't rain but it is becoming a Tsunami for @OfficialCSA. Another senior player is out of #India #ODI & #T20 series. @QuinnyDeKock69 ruled out due to wrist injury. He follows @faf1307 & @ABdeVilliers17 with finger injuries. #SABCNews pic.twitter.com/By7tux2dK7
— Thabiso Sithole (@ThabisoSithole) February 5, 2018
"Quinton de Kock" #4 Down Physically Injured!! 2 – 3 more players will get mentally Injured in Next Few Games @OfficialCSA
— NV (@7crNV) February 5, 2018
Nothing left for India to compete!🤨No experienced batsmen left!
Lets hope whoever replaces De Kock pays the dividend!
— Jatin Manghwani (@JatinManghwani) February 5, 2018
And while I'm being wishful, how about @JontyRhodes8 too 🙂
— Abhishek Joshi 👨💻🐶 (@kaalicharan) February 5, 2018