Quinton de Kock missed a stumping late on the second day of the ongoing Wanderers Test, but he had a good reason. De Kock was stung by a bee as he attempted to collect the ball and let Shaun Marsh, who was on 15 at the time, off the hook.
Marsh had come down the pitch to drive a Keshav Maharaj ball that beat his outside edge and hit de Kock on the left pad. As de Kock crouched to retrieve the ball, he stopped and let it roll away, while attending to his upper left arm.
De Kock was seen flicking the bee away and trying to pull out the sting while the ball trickled away for a bye. South Africa’s physiotherapist Craig Govender was soon on the field to attend to de Kock.
The moment didn’t prove particularly costly to South Africa. Marsh only added one more run to his score before edging Maharaj to AB de Villiers at slip.
This is not the first time bees have been a problem at the Wanderers. In February last year, a beekeeper had to be called to the ground to get rid of a swarm of bees that interrupted play in the pink ODI between South Africa and Sri Lanka.