MOHALI – Quinton de Kock is prepared for the extra responsibility of being South Africa's new white-ball captain and hopes to deliver his best as a leader in the second T20 against hosts India in Mohali on Wednesday.
With the first game at Dharamsala washed out, the series is now a two-match affair.
De Kock, 26, last led South Africa in the final two One-Day Internationals of the five-match series in Sri Lanka in 2018, both of which ended in defeats. Now in charge of a young and relatively inexperienced side in the T20 Internationals against India, he wants to make a positive impact.
De Kock shrugged off suggestions that the extra responsibility of captaincy would weigh on his mind. "I'm not too concerned," he said. "It's just a new stepping stone in my career.
"[It] just gives me a bit of extra responsibility in the team. We'll see how it goes. It can affect me negatively or positively – I'm not sure at the moment. Hopefully, it gives me the positive energy and I give the best I can do.”