Heinrich Klassen ‘Happy’ to Play Match-winning Knock Against India

After leading South Africa to a convincing four-point victory over India in the second T20I, wicket-keeper Heinrich Claassen was delighted with the match-winning stroke and hoped it would help him extend his career.

A disciplined bowling performance followed by Klassen’s superb kick (81 of 46) led South Africa to a four-wicket win over India in their second T20I and helped them to a 2-0 lead in the five-game T20I series at Parapati Stadium on Sunday.

“I am happy that the blow came against India. I hope it extends my career for a longer period. I haven’t done well in the past two years. I am very happy and confident to be here,” Claassen said in the presentation after the match.

When asked if the retention helps him get an idea of ​​the surface, the batter said, “It always gives a cue but doesn’t make it any easier.”

Earlier, during the draw, Proteus captain Tempa Pavuma said Quinton de Kock had injured his hand. At De Kock’s place, the visiting team took off in Klaasen and the decision paid off big.

Klassen replaced the regular wicket keeper Quinton de Kock, who suffered a hand injury in that match. Uncover the story behind his chance.

“Quinny (Quinton de Kock) came to me two days ago on the team bus and said he hurt his wrists. I thought he was a strong character and he would be fine. But yesterday he said again that his hand is not feeling well. Yesterday morning we came to training and the coach told me I I might play.”

The third T20I of the series is scheduled to be held on Tuesday at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Ground in Visakhapatnam.

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