Struggling against spin? Try out Quinton’s self-made mat!

South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman de Kock designs Spintechs Spin Mat to help batsmen tackle spinners on turning pitches.

South Africa cricketer Quinton de Kock at the MIG Club in Bandra in Mumbai on Thursday.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Batsmen who have had difficulties against spinners on turning pitches now have a mat to their rescue. South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock, in a bid to help batters overcome the spin challenge, designed ‘Spintechs Spin Mat’.

“It is a designed mat that automatically spins the ball for you, enhancing the bounce and speed of the ball. This allows both, a batsman or wicketkeeper, to experience all the angles that you would face in a competitive match and train you to adapt to those tricky situations,” said Quinton, during a demonstration at the MIG Club in in Mumbai on Thursday.

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“I faced challenges of playing and reading spin on many different pitches around the world and on the last tour to India I struggled to get runs. That prompted me to try something different and that’s why I developed Spintechs,” he added.

The product is being marketed in India by Omtex, a leading sports apparel manufacturer.

“I just want to help all the cricketers become better and I hope my product would help them. Training with the Spintech would help wicketkeepers improve their reflexes and sharpness when keeping to spinners and would provide batsmen the ability to play more freely against the spinners,” he said.