It doesn't take much to get a rise out of Shane Warne, especially when it involves de Kock.
Quinton de Kock, that is, the South African wicket-keeper who's dominated the Aussies with the bat this summer, posting scores of 84, 64 and 104 in the first two Tests.
His foray to the crease in Adelaide on Thursday represented a rare failure, as he nicked off to Josh Hazlewood for 24 off 33 balls.
Earlier, he showed his intent to off-spinner Nathan Lyon, lofting him down the ground for a boundary and cue-ending an attempted slog sweep after the tweaker bowled one a bit slower and with a bit more air.
Channel 9 commentator Mark Nicholas tried to talk cricket, but Warnie's mind ventured elsewhere.
.@mcjnicholas Just came up with the line of the summer from the com box "Lyon is teasing de Kock with his wonderful flight" !!!!!! Hahah— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) November 24, 2016
Now, no offence to the great man, but we think six exclamation marks is a bit much for what seems like a relatively tame line, especially considering what else could be said about a man with such a surname. Thankfully for us, plenty of cricket fans did consider how far into the gutter they could go at the 23-year-old's expense.
Here are nine de Kock puns we think rival the one Warnie rated as "the line of the summer".
Just a warning, if you're a mature, sensible adult who's outgrown petty humour, you might want to look away now. If you're only pretending to be one of those people these days but actually wish you were 16 again, read on below.
Looking solid? Is Faf du Plessis sure that white pellet he grabbed from the South African dressing room in Hobart was really a mint?
De Kock's gone off early... don't worry mate, happens to every man occasionally, nothing to be ashamed of. #ausvsa— Sportsbet.com.au (@sportsbetcomau) November 24, 2016
They spoke too soon. We polled every man on the sports desk, and each one assured us they didn't even know the meaning of "going off early". Honest.
Some random Bird will definitely not get de Kock.— Quinton not de Kock (@notdekock) November 24, 2016
In reference to Aussie quick Jackson Bird, who indeed didn't grab a pole when bowling to de Kock.
Proper McGrath nut there from Hazlewood to get de Kock #ausvsa— Daniel Brettig (@danbrettig) November 24, 2016
This actually sounds like a serious comparison between Hazlewood and McGrath, but you can't have "nut" and "de Kock" in the same sentence without having a bit of a chuckle.
Separated at birth? Surely!November 14, 2016
De Kock's doppelganger is the guy who courted Stiffler's mum? What's the definition of irony, again?
@BLACKCAPS Not at all but it was genuinely said by someone watching at work "de Kock, straight down Southee's throat!"— BOP Mafia (@bopmafia) March 25, 2015
This Twitter user was actually describing the cricket, not what was happening on SBS at 2am on a Saturday morning.
Teenagers and married men everywhere are nodding their heads.
As expected Starc and Australia bounce back well at home,SA struggling on 187/7 but Special De Kock again stood up when needed ,— Abdul Ghaffar (@GhaffarDawnNews) November 3, 2016
Don't we all wish we could say the same?
In fairness to De Kock, it's come to light that he got out in memory of Harambe. Just to restate that: De Kock got out for Harambe. #AUSvSA— Sportsbet.com.au (@sportsbetcomau) November 24, 2016
Sportsbet putting in an MVP performance on this front. Google "out for Harambe" (check your safe search settings first) and you'll understand what they mean.