Quinton de Kock
|Full Name:||Quinton de Kock|
|Batting Style:||Left Handed Bat|
|Birthday:||17th December 1992|
|Birthplace:||Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Height:||170 cm, 1.70 m, 5’7″|
|Weight:||66 kg, 145 lbs|
|Net Worth:||Not Known|
Quinton de Kock Biography
Quinton de Kock is a professional cricket player, who plays for the South African National Cricket Team. He has been a part of the team since 2012 and has been among the most successful players. Quinton de Kock has had a successful stint with the side. Quinton de Kock was born on December 17, 1992, in Johannesburg, Gauteng. Quinton de Kock made his T20 debut for South Africa National Cricket Team in 2012.
Quinton de Kock started playing professional cricket when he was just 16 years old as he debuted for Gauteng’s senior team during the 2009–10 season. His good performance paved his path for the South Africa U19 team and he also played in the 2012 Under 19 World Cup.
Quinton de Kock Early Life
Quinton de Kock was born on 17 December 1992 at Johannesburg, Transvaal Province, South Africa. Growing up, he played cricket and was spotted as an exceptional talent from his school days.
He has played in the U19 World Cup for South Africa and since then he started playing in various leagues and before making it into the South Africa Team.
Quinton de Kock Personal Info
Quinton de Cock completed his school education from King Edward VII School where he also started playing cricket. His father’s name is Ernest de Cock and his sister Dalean de Cock is elder than him.
Quinton de Cock started dating Sasha Hurly (Cheerleader) when she congratulated him after the match, as they started seeing each other. The couple got married on 16th September 2016.
Quinton de Kock International Career
After leading his team in the Under 19 World Cup in 2012, Quinton de Cock got the national call-up for the T20I series against New Zealand. He made his T2oI debut on December 21, 2012, when he scored 28 runs as South Africa won the match by 8 wickets.
On the same tour, he made his ODI debut against New Zealand on January 19, 2013, which New Zealand won by just 1 wicket. De Kock got his Test cap on February 20, 2014, in the Test series against Australia. In that series, he was involved in a verbal spat with David Warner as he provoked him with a personal remark. Quinton de Kock was a part of South Africa’s squad in the 2015 World Cup, and he also played in the ICC 2019 World Cup. he is now the skipper of the South African cricket team after Faf Du Plessis stepped down as the skipper due to the team’s bad performance starting fro their dismal run in the 2019 World Cup.
Quinton de Kock Achievements
- Fastest South African batsman to reach 1000 runs.
- Fastest wicket-keeper to inflict 150 dismissals in Test Cricket in just 35 matches.
- Fastest wicket-keeper to have 200 dismissals in Tests (47 matches), surpassing the record, previously held by Adam Gilchrist.
- Second skipper to score a century as a Wicket-keeper opener in ODIs.
Quinton de Kock Controversies
In a test series between Australia and South Africa at Durban in 2018, it was the final day of the match as Quinton de Cock made a derogatory comment about David Warner’s wife. He got quite personal as he provoked an emotional response from Warner.
Later during the tea intervals, Warner went after Quinton de Kock and called him a “bush pig”. No one knew who started it first as the hosts didn’t care much about the incident. But that particular incident was not a good thing for the spirit of the game. eo.
Quinton de Kock T20I Career
He also played in the Ram Slam T20 league and some of his good knocks included 126 runs, which was the highest by a wicket-keeper batsman in an innings. He got the ticket of the IPL as he was bought by the Franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad in the auction of the 6th edition of the IPL in 2013. The next year he was signed by Delhi Daredevils for Rs. 3.5 crores at the auction. He played for the Delhi Daredevils till 2017 before moving to Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2018 and now then getting acquired by Mumbai Indians in 2019.
Besides, he also played in the first edition of the Mzansi Super League when he was named in the Cape Town Blitz squad.
He is currently the skipper of the South African team, leading in all the formats.