Salman Butt says confused over Quinton de Kock’s decision in T20 World Cup 2021. The former Pakistan captain Butt is confused over South African batter de Kock’s decision. Also, do not take a knee ahead of the team’s match against West Indies. De Kock pulled out of the game expressing “personal reasons”. Both Cricket South Africa and Temba Bavuma afterward confirmed. He had refused to require a knee. Moreover, Butt expressed that there was no reason for De Kock to behave in this way.
“What he did was really strange. Everyone is taking part in the Black Lives Matter (BLM) moment, which basically says that all humans are equal and no one should consider themselves superior on the basis of race or color. It was decided for everyone (by Cricket South Africa) that players should take a knee. His decision will not unite people but will only create a further divide. I really don’t know why he did this,” Salman Butt said.
“He (De Kock) lives in a country where people from both races are in abundance. This is certainly not the South Africa of Nelson Mandela. When things in South Africa improved and they merged themselves back with the rest of the world, he united people. Things have been spoiled. Everyone is doing it and the message is simply that everyone is equal,” Butt added.
Furthermore, South Africa’s differences within the team. They are a bit too evident, which shouldn’t be the case. Also, in the midst of a cricket tournament.
“Lastly, their team is running on a quota system. In their first match as well, there was an image where some from the team were sitting and some were standing. They definitely look unsettled. Their opinions, beliefs, or cultural differences should not be on display so much. They are here to play cricket,” Butt said.