In search of Quinton De Kock's so called flawed technique

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Dec 30, 2022, 09:08

please point us to the "Yawning Gap"....

Dec 30, 2022, 09:10

Video 2 in search of the "Yawning Gap"

Dec 30, 2022, 09:16

V3 Remember it's not just a gap.....we're told it's a "YAWNING GAP"

Dec 30, 2022, 11:01


The attacks by Mozart started after the third ODI played in December 2013 - when Smith was shown the door by SA Cricket.    He was attacked ever since by Mozart for first of all being unable to play fast bowlers from Australia and then for unable to play spin bowling and ultimately being unable to face medium-paced swing bowlers.    According to Mozart  he cannot face any bowling at all.

Since De Kock succeeded Smith as ODI batting opener his comparison with Smith in that position is pertinent:-

                              Total Number of Matches          Centuries scored          Strike Rate

  Graeme Smith                    194                                          10                         80,82 

Quintn de Kock                    135                                          17                        96.03

Mozart spouted hatred of De Kock from the start and that included technical deficiencies - but he never criticized Smith and neither did he write anything about the much more serious technique problems of Smith,   

We should bear in mind that De Kock is still a highly rated batsman worldwide - but that the village cricket idiot concerned thinks otherwise    He spent half his contributions on this site attacking Erasmus, De Kock, Du Toit and De Allende and he does not mind using strings of lies in doing that.    


Dec 30, 2022, 11:50

I know, there were connotations in his "seuntjie" attacks on you as well, and still is. Well, Quinton is still in the top 3 of world batting averages in ODI's. You're right Smith was deeply flawed but he never carried on about it like he does with Quinton. Elgar has poor technique and zero skills and hasn't scored any decent runs for quite some time but he wants him to be retained. 

It's quite blatant how he hates Quinton.

Notice how fat lip Plum has avoided giving an opinion on the above video evidence, just wait until his master arrives and spins his usual BS......that's when he'll massage his head deeper up his master's arse.

Dec 30, 2022, 11:58

Anyone found the "Yawning Gap" flaw in Quinton's technique?

Dec 30, 2022, 13:54

There is no gap

de Kock had a few technical flaws like most bats but the boy was pure class and an absolute joy to watch

By some distance the best wicket keeper bat SA has ever produced

Jan 01, 2023, 02:53

Oh that’s lovely…..Comrade September uses ‘clean bowled’ to argue De Ock has no gap. Then I prove he is clean bowled more often than ANY other top bat I checked, and I add the equally damning stat that he is hardly ever lbw, which means his pad is rarely in the vicinity of the ball.

Comrade September cowers for a few days and then he produces a few highlights tapes of de Ock. Show us his innings against NZ in the 2019 WC ….one that counts.

What a tit.

Jan 01, 2023, 03:54

This is interesting, the top South African WC batsmen:

Klusener 124

AB de Villiers 63.52

Faf du Plessis 57.57

Gibbs 56.15

Miller 51.11

Hudson 47.58

Kirsten 47.41


De Ock 29.8….way down on his ODI average for all internationals of 45.57. More proof that de Ock simply doesn’t come through when it counts. If we exclude the non crucial ODIs his stats plummet further.

That would include the Sri Lanka  match in 2015, where their total was so low, pressure was alleviated and the dead rubber match against Oz when we were already out. Take those matches out and his average drops to a less than mediocre 22.64.

Pressure and poor technique…he was really a number 6 bat where he would occasionally come off.

Go ahead Quisling show us another highlight innings if it makes you feel better after being schooled again.

Jan 01, 2023, 10:07


We are in 2023 and you carry on about De Kock as if he is playing international cricket.   I have no idea  what you will write on site without spouting hatred of De Kock - will you continue  with BS about Erasmus, Du Toit and De Allende.   Find something else to write about otherwised you will lose the plot completely          

Jan 01, 2023, 12:20

As I've said many times before, if one strips his QDK posts then there's nothing he posts about cricket.......oh other than Markram's technique is close to perfection. He comes across as a bigger Doos everytime he tries to sound like he knows the game. That bit about reflexes is painfully funny..

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Jan 01, 2023, 19:00

Who started the string Clever…..the man that thinks you are a moron, not me. The debate was over on the prior string where I used his own measure and showed de Kock was flawed. 

He then used your technique of hiding for a few days. Then starting a new string on the same subject and pretending he hadn’t already been schooled.

It fools nobody except apparently you.

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Jan 02, 2023, 00:11

Defining de Kock based on WC’s is laughable

Jan 02, 2023, 01:13

Psssssstt Pompous Piles....down here for a moment.

You seem to be confused, let me help you. 

I don't go into hiding neither do I do the deep dive.......let me explain, it's quite simple. As I've told you, I don't have your obsession with the board besides unlike you my life isn't that lifeless where my only activity is to post for the need of something to do. 

That said I do find your cricket posts quite funny and so should you,  take that one on Markram for example.......Markram is close to technically perfect....your latest funny, thank you so much for starting our year with a hearty laugh.

So there, never let it be said that your humour is wasted.

Looking forward to your next gaffe....have a fat year.

Jan 02, 2023, 02:55

Okay…..your turn, explain to us what is technically wrong with Markram. Hope your ticker holds up through all this strain though.. Just tell me when it’s too much

Jan 02, 2023, 02:58

Dave defining de Kock based on the WC is not laughable. It’s the biggest stage in the 50 over game. As tests are one step up from  club cricket, the WC is the next step. One de Kock has failed.

Jan 02, 2023, 03:28

This is what happened to Ockie in the crucial game against NZ in the 2019 WC according to a reporter:

During the 25th match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between New Zealand and South Africa at Edgbaston, New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult drew first blood as he dismissed South Africa opening batsman Quinton de Kock in his first over itself.

It all happened on the penultimate delivery of the second over when de Kock had no answer whatsoever against Boult’s in-swinging delivery which not just bowled him but saw the stumps flying all over the place.

Lack of feet moment in addition to de Kock leaving significant gap between his bat and pad were the major reasons behind the southpaw getting out cheaply. His brief stay in the middle saw him score 5 (8) with the help of one four.‘

Jan 02, 2023, 03:28

Lack of feet  movement and a significant gap between bat and pad!

Jan 02, 2023, 03:31

Shami to de Kock, OUT. ???? Bullseye! Gem through the gate! Fullish length angled in on middle, de Kock prods at this but it tails in and splits the gap between bat and pad hitting middle stump three quarters of the way up.

 ..      ……

Sure, Quinton de Kock is not entirely to blame for the situation South Africa find themselves in at the moment but he is a microcosm for it. As much as confidence, or lack thereof, were identified as the core issue facing the batting line-up in the build-up to this series, there are also technical problems, muddled minds and a lack of proper planning. In de Kock, we saw them all.

After bedding in overnight and watching Vernon Philander's off-stump cartwheel away, de Kock played a lazy waft in the next over and was bowled for the seventh time in his last 13 Test innings. That alone suggests that de Kock needs to get tighter

Both Philander and De Kock were bowled through the gate, having left huge gaps between bat and pad with careless drives.

Jan 02, 2023, 03:39

It’s time to apologize Quisling.

Jan 02, 2023, 03:40

No cricketer is defined by the odd few WC games, that would be very short sighted

de Kock played his own game, the fact that he was playing in a WC game would not have changed his outlook

By all accounts he made runs in some WC games as well as failing in some - that’s the life of a cricketer especially one as attacking as de Kock was

Moz nothing you say will detract from the fact that de Kock was one of the best in the business - he was a precious talent with the averages to prove it across all formats

Jan 02, 2023, 03:59

Dave this is just another example of your favorites can do no wrong. De Kock is a talented player, but he has flaws which should be obvious to all. Those flaws become more apparent when he feels the pressure as in WC matches.

He failed in the 2015 semi against NZ, failed also in the pool games against India, West Indies and Ireland.

In 2019 he failed against India, West Indies and NZ to take us out of the knockouts.

The only innings out of 18 WC knocks that amounted to anything was his 68 against England opening the 2019 WC. The rest were failures or meaningless.. 

Jan 02, 2023, 04:08


There has been two threats on the De Kock issue.   In the one dealing with the total failure of the Proteas batting you in desperation turned the issue to attack De Kock in your normal BS fashion.   De Kock was never part of the present failures - when for the past two years you were defending the two major failures in the team - Elgar and Van der Dussen.   A diversion was accordingly necessary - and that diversion was to bring De Kock into the discussion.

You attacked Markram constantly in the past and now suddenly he is the player without technique problems.   That surprised everybody.        

Jan 02, 2023, 05:20

I was right about Markram and right about de Ock.

Jan 02, 2023, 05:23

Mike just laugh at him, he's got nothing better to do with his lifeless life. 

Remember that nauseating scenario that carried on forever, the one about the jacket, its colour,  size, width, length then the buttons, size, colour, shape.....that is where this is heading.

Jan 02, 2023, 05:36

Scenario about a jacket? Play the tape.

Jan 02, 2023, 05:52

I was right about Markram and right about de Ock.

Now there's a laugh.

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Jan 02, 2023, 06:59

I guess you have conveniently forgotten the jacket

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Jan 02, 2023, 07:18

Go to bed, it's 12am for the love of Mary. And get a life you're drowning in obsession.

Jan 02, 2023, 09:43

I, love the story about Klusener - h single-handedly lost the 1999 WC semi-final of the WC.    

Jan 02, 2023, 10:03

QdK .................. compare his stats with other international wickie/batsmen, even without google I'm confident that his numbers are up there with the best .

Jan 02, 2023, 15:29

No Moz I saw de Kock for what he was, an absolute class act

The best keeper/bat we have ever produced

A test average of 39 batting mostly with the tail and an ODI average of 45 opening the batting says it all

The stats don’t lie - and no bat is ever defined by his WC innings’s

You are not right about de Kock or Markram given de Kocks stats and Markram still has 6 years of cricket left in him

Jan 02, 2023, 17:03

Sorry, great batsmen come through on the biggest stage….de Kock was great playing Sri Lanka in Pretoria . I mean ffs ask yourself the question…do we actually want to win the WC. And if the answer to that is yes, no single South African cricketer I can think of has underperformed more significantly on that stage.

Jan 02, 2023, 18:19

Blaming one player for a poor WC campaign is laughable

The whole side has always been shit at WC’s

de Kock was world class any cricket follower in the world will tell you that

Saying de Kock was not good is on par with saying the same about Kallis, Amla, AB, Steyn, Donald or Rabada

Jan 02, 2023, 20:33

The team game argument is better made about rugby. In cricket you have individual performance that can be measured. And de Kock’s performance was inadequate at WCs. Even Smith who had a relatively poor WC in 2011 was way ahead of him.

Jan 02, 2023, 21:07

Most of our cricketers have been piss poor at WC’s

Jan 03, 2023, 01:06

Not really:

Klusener 124

AB de Villiers 63.52

Faf du Plessis 57.57

Gibbs 56.15

Miller 51.11

Hudson 47.58

Kirsten 47.41

Jan 03, 2023, 02:05

Over a number of WC’s that’s evidence of piss poor returns from our bats

What was de Kocks WC average?

Jan 03, 2023, 06:09

De Kock’s average was 29.8.

Jan 03, 2023, 06:34

Blaming one player for a poor WC campaign is laughable

Exactly right. Can't say any of the others won us a world cup so why is QDK being singled out.

Jan 03, 2023, 19:00

Because of our leading batsmen he did worst.

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