Quinton de Kock Biography
Quinton de Kock is a South African cricketer, who was born on 17 December 1992. He is from Johannesburg. De kock is currently leading the South Africa national cricket team. He is one of the best opening wicket keeper batsman in ODI and T20 format. He looks after the middle order in the Test Cricket. He is playing for the Titans. In 2017, he was awarded cricketer of the year at Cricket South Africa (CSA) 2017 Annual Awards. He is the fastest player to score 12 centuries in 74 innings, while Hasim Amla took 81 innings and Virat Kohli took 83 innings. He is even the 4th player to score three consecutive centuries.
He attended King Edward VII School, there he was noticed by cricket agents. He also played Club Cricket, his good performance earned him a selection Under 19 squad as a captain. He started dating ” Sasha Hurly “, who is an cheerleader. De Kock first met Sasha Hurly in Champions League match, where De Kock was playing against Mumbai Indians. He married to her in 2016.
Career Batting Stats
- Name: Quinton de Kock
- Nickname: Quinny
- Role: Wicket keeper Batsman
- Batting Style: Left hand Batsman
- Bowling Style: Left Arm Orthodox
- Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
- Weight (approx.): 66Kg
- Eye Colour: Brown
- Hair Colour: Black
- Father: Ernest de Kock
- Mother: unknown
- Brother: NA
- Sister: Dalean de Kock
- Coach/Mentor: Mark Boucher
- Religion: Christianity
- Address: NA
- Hometown: Johannesburg, South Africa
- Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
Cricket Career Debut
- Test: 20 February 2014 v Australia
- ODI: 19 January 2013 v New Zealand
- T20: 21 December 2012 v New Zealand
- Jersey Number: #12 – South Africa, #13 – Mumbai Indians
- Domestic/State Teams: Highveld Lions ( 2009 – 2015), Titans ( 2015 to Present), Sunrisers Hyderabad ( 2013 ), Delhi Daredevils ( 2014 -2017 ), Royal Challengers Bangalore (2018), Cape Town Blitz (2018 – Present),Mumbai Indians (2019 – Present).
- Nature on the field: Calm
- The Fastest South African cricketer to reach 1,000 ODI runs.
- Fastest South African cricketer to smash a half century in T20 cricket, he took 17 balls.
- Second opening wicket keeper Batsman to score a hundred while leading a side.
- The Fastest wicket keeper to complete 150 test dismissals in 35 matches.
- Fastest wicket keeper to complete 200 test dismissals in 47 matches.
- Hobbies: Fishing
- Favorite Cricketers: AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla, Kumar Sangakkara and Chris Gayle, Dale Steyn
- Favorite Shot: Cover Drive
- Favorite Actor: Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson
- Favorite Sportspersons: NA
- Favorite Destination: London
- Favorite Food: Chicken
- Favorite Color: Blue, Red
Wife and Children
- Marital Status: Married
- Wife: Sasha Hurly
- Marriage Date: 19th September 2016
- Children: NA
Awards and Recognitions
- SA Cricketer of the Year 2017
- ODI Cricketer of the Year 2016
- SA Players’ Player of the Year 2017
- SA Fans’ Player of the Year 2017
- CCTV footage shows that Warner being held back by his teammates in the pavilion from confronting the Kock, who is alleged to have made some personal comments about the Warner’s wife.
Lesser Known Facts
- Quinton De kock is the 23rd South African cricketer to play 100 ODI matches.
- He is the 4th wicket keeper after Mark Boucher, AB de Villiers and Dave Richardson to play 100 ODI matches.
- De Kock was the captain of Under-19 side for nine matches, then he was replaced so that he could focus more on batting.
- De Kock started dating Sasha Hurly, whom he met at the 2012 Champions League Twenty20 matches, where he was playing against Mumbai Indians.
Section: Cricketer Biography
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