"Frankly speaking, I didn't meet or interact with KP before this IPL. But people had said a lot of stuff about his ego and so on. But I have not seen that part of him. So I don't know what people mean when they speak about that part of him," De Kock said during a media interaction on the sidelines of Daredevils' practice session.
 
"KP looks a lot fired in the field because a captain has to keep his players in their place (referring to dropped catches)," the 21-year-old said.
     
De Kock on his own admission is finding it more comfortable adjusting to the Daredevils set-up having been in the Sunrisers Hyderabad dug-out in the previous season.
     
"Obviously, it helps being around with familiar faces. I feel a lot more comfortable with Gary (Kirsten) and Rob (assistant coach Rob Walters) around. Lucky to be around people whom I know.
     
"In Sunrisers, there were a lot of Australians in their support staff. Having said that, I am not saying, I was uncomfortable in Hyderabad," he said.
     
Asked if he would like keeping wickets, De Kock said that he doesn't mind if the team management wants him to do so.
     
"I really don't mind keeping wickets whenever they want me to do so. If they think that I am a fine outfielder, I don't really mind," he said.

 (Agencies)

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