Tuesday 10 December 2013 

Video - Amla Predicts Bright Future For De Kock

Watch as South Africa batsman Hashim Amla predicts that opening partner Quinton de Kock will have a bright future after he shone with two centuries against India.

De Kock hit centuries in both One-Day Internationals in Johannesburg and Durban, sharing century partnerships with Amla on both occasions.

Amla paid tribute to the progress de Kock is making, particularly after he struggled in Sri Lanka earlier in the year.

"I think he's come a long way from the time I think we played in Sri Lanka and there were a bit of doubts on his ability opening the batting against spin," Amla said.

"But against Pakistan and against India here I think he's shown he's got all the attributes to be a great player. He scores quickly, he's got a great thinking in his batting.

I was telling someone else earlier that I've been so blown away by the fact that he's got a great calmness when he bats. So it's been a good experience and yeah I just kind of said 'Well done', and we've had some good partnerships together. He took four catches today as well, he's come a long way as well."

When pressed as to just how good de Kock could become, Amla was reluctant to make any predictions.

"Guys like Quinny (de Kock) you know he's putting his hand up to be in my opinion, probably the best, it's early to talk, you know you don't want to now put too much pressure on the youngster but I think Quinny has got a bright future as an opening batsman.

"And for me I'm just going to try ticking along and block one end while he smashes it a bit!"

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