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Quinton de Kock delighted after winning 'pretty special' IPL title

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Quinton de Kock said is was a "pretty special" feeling after helping Mumbai Indians secure their fifth Indian Premier League (IPL) title on Tuesday.

Mumbai beat Delhi Capitals by five wickets in the IPL final on Tuesday, which was played behind-closed-doors in Dubai.

The Mumbai Indians went on to claim the back-to-back titles as they cruised to their fifth IPL trophy.

De Kock was his team's top run-scorer in this season's tournament, amassing 503 runs from 16 matches with four half-centuries.

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In an interview after the final, De Kock stated: "It's a great feeling. You see what it means to the franchise. There were questions around if Mumbai can we win back to back titles.

"Everybody worked extra hard. The support staff and everyone, we couldn't have done it without them. It's pretty special."

The Proteas wicketkeeper-batsman acknowledged how difficult the two-month tournament has been without any family as strict coronavirus rules saw players confined to a bio-secure bubble.

De Kock will now fly home and rest up before leading his country in the limited-overs series against England.

England are scheduled to play three ODIs and three T20Is in South Africa starting on 27 November.

- TEAMtalk media

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