Biography of Quinton De Kock:-Quinton de Kock is an International cricketer who plays for South African Cricket team as a wicketkeeper-batsman. De Kock is a perfect example of how to make perfect strokes in stressful situations. Quinton de Kock was born a year after the ban on Cricket South Africa ended in 1991. He was born on 17 December 1992 at Johannesburg, South Africa. Quinton is known for his exceptional shot selection and quick scoring in the shorter format. Here is the quick biography of Quinton De Kockwho is going to be the next big thing trending for the Proteas. The left-hand batsman has debuted in all the formats for South Africa. After his selection in an international team, Quinton de Kock had the finest form of his career against India in December 2013 with three consecutivehundreds becoming the only South African cricketer to do so, he was the fourth batsman overall to achieve the milestone. At an early age, De Kock was compared to some of the World’s best wicketkeeper-batsmen, the likes of Mark Boucher and Adam Gilchrist.
Biography of Quinton De Kock
- Born:- 17 December 1992 (age 24), Johannesburg, South Africa
- Spouse:- Sasha Hurly (m. 2016)
- ODI Debut:- 19 January 2013 v New Zealand
- Last ODI:- 12 October 2016 v Australia
- Test Debut:- 20 February 2014 v Australia
- Parents:- Ernest de Kock
After getting a chance in place of Ab De Villiers in a series against New Zealand, De Kock couldn’t retain his place in the team in the earlier part. He got his second chance in 2014-2015, this time again as a replacement. Quinton de Kock impressed with a century against Pakistan and then India. He was the youngest to score five centuries at the age 21. The inclusion of Quinton de Kockrelieved Ab De Villiers of wicket keeping gloves. His best form started in 2016 season; he was the best batsman for South Africa in ICC World T20 2016.
Quinton de Kock Stats & Records
In 2017, Quinton de Kock became the fastest and youngest to reach 10+ centuries breaking the record against Sri Lanka against Hashim Amla’s record of 10 centuries. As an opening batsman, De Kock has contested in 16 test matches as of February 2017, scored 1123 runs with a batting average of 51. His thousand runs included 3 centuries and 7 fifties with a top score of 129 not out. Quinton de Kock stumped 3 catches and dismissed 63 batsmen behind the stumps. In 74 One Day Internationals, De Kock amassed 3073 runs with a stunning average of 43.90 that comprise 12 centuries and 8 half-centuries with the highest score of 178 against India. In ODIs, Quinton de Kock took 92 catches with 4 stampings. In 29 Twenty20 Internationals, De Kock batted with an average 29.68 and had scored a single fifty in ICC T20 World Cup 2016, 742 runs in total. De Kock has 9 stumping and 27 catches in T20 Internationals.
In 42 first-class games, Quinton with an average 49.52 has scored 3120 runs that encompass 9 hundred and 19 half-centuries so far. Quinton’s highest score in FC cricket is 194 with 8 stump-outs and 152 catches.
Domestic & International Career
Quinton de Kock attended King Edward School and excelled in baseball and cricket at primary and secondary level. De Kock tried to pursue his career in baseball and decided to settle down in the United States. In 2012, De Kock contested in ICC U-19 World Cup; his top score was 126 against Namibia. Later in 2013, Highveld Lions hired Quinton de Kock for Domestic T20 tournament in 2013. Highveld Lions became T20 Champions that season and De Kock was the highest individual runscorer.
Quinton de Kock made T20i debut in December 2012 against New Zealand. In early 2013, De Kock joined South African team against the same opposition. In November 2013, De Kock scored his first One Day International hundred in UAE against Pakistan. In the T20i series, De Kock played another 48-run innings to win it for South Africa. In December 2013, De Kock was on fire against the touring India. His first century consisted 135 runs in Johannesburg and Man of the Match award for De Kock. In the next game, Quinton scored another hundred; he scored 106 runs and 2ndMOM Award. In the 3rd Match, Quinton de Kock scored another century, his third consecutive century against the touring India. He made a record of scoring most runs in a 3-match bilateral series with Man of the Series Award.
After a successful season, South African Cricket Board selected De Kock for Test squad in 2014 against Australia. In the T20i series against Aussies, De Kock was having a lovely time behind and in front of the stumps. He was named Player of the Series in losing cause as South Africa lost by 0-2. In the next series against Sri Lanka, Quinton de Kick’s fifth century made him the youngest and fastest to reach the milestone. On August 2014, De Kock completed his 1000 runs in ODIs and became the record holder of quickest to 1000 runs in 21 innings; he was also named Player of the series against Zimbabwe. In 2016, De Kock finally scored his maiden Test century against England as he was called as a replacement at first place. In the ODI series against England, De Kock was the quickest to reach 10 centuries in the format; he achieved the milestone in 55 games.
De Kock made his IPL debut in 2013 for Sunrises Hyderabad; he failed in the whole tournament and was consequently released by the franchise at the end of the season. In the next season in 2014, Delhi Daredevils hired Quinny for whooping 0.6 Million USD as a player exchange. He still plays for Delhi Daredevils as of IPL 8.
Quinton de Kock Personal Life & Family
There aren’t any stats found yet relating Quinton De Kock family and personal life. However, Quinton De Kock married his girlfriend, Sasha Hurley in September 2016. Sasha De Kock is a cheerleader by profession, and both met in 2012 and lived for four years before deciding to get married. The marriage ceremony was held in Mauritius including Quinny’s teammates including Dale Steyn, David Miller, and AB De Villiers.