Quinton De Kock is a South African international cricketer born on December 17, 1992, in Johannesburg, Transvaal Province. In each of the three arrangements, he has previously commanded the Protess. He is a homegrown player for the Titans, a Mumbai Indians player in the Indian Premier League and a South African international. In 2017, he was named Cricketer of the Year at the South African Annual Cricket Grants.
During the 2012 – 2013 season, he began playing in the premiere of South Africa’s home Twenty20 International tournament against New Zealand. He was AB de Villiers’ wicket-keeper when he asked to be renewed. He has continued to play for the team at both the One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International levels. In February of the same year, he made his Test debut for South Africa as a batsman.
|Full Name||Quinton de Kock|
|Born In||Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Bat Style||let-handed bat / Wicketkeeper|
|Birth Date||17 December 1992|
|Net Worth||$11 million|
|Teams||South Africa national cricket team, YTitans cricket team, Mumbai Indians.|
He had already hit five hundred in his twentieth ODI match. In the 74th ODI, he became the fourth player in history to score 3 consecutive one-day hundreds and the first player to score four ODI hundreds before his 21st birthday. He became the fastest player to reach 12 ODI hundreds on February 10 against Sri Lanka, surpassing Hashim Amla, who had done it in 81 innings.
Prior to joining the Titans in 2015, De Kock played local cricket for Gauteng and the Highveld Lions. In the Indian Premier League, Quinton has also addressed the Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Daredevils, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Mumbai Indians (IPL). In Test cricket, he bats in the middle order, while in One Day International and T20 cricket, he opens the batting. In July of 2020, he was given a new name.
Quinton de Kock attended King Edward VII School in Johannesburg. He often used to compete for the Old Eds member club and was discovered as a young marvel. In the 2012 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, he struck 95 of 131 balls in South Africa’s opening game against Bangladesh, which the team won by 133 runs. In the second match against Namibia, which South Africa won, he hit 126 from 106 balls.
De Kock scored some crucial runs to assist his club; the Highveld Lions reached the final of the 2013 domestic T20 competition in South Africa, which they won and went on to win the season overall. It was around the same time that he hit the second-best T20 score in South Africa, with a score of 126, against the Cape Cobras. His 126 is also the highest T20 score by a wicket-keeper.
Quinton de Kock was bought for $20,000 by IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad on February 3, 2013, as part of the IPL players’ haggling for the 2013 IPL Season. De Kock played for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) before joining the Delhi Daredevils for the 2014 season. On February 12, 2014, De Kock was offered to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 3.5 crore (about $560,000 at the time) in the IPL players’ sale. Royal Challengers Bangalore purchased him for Rs 2.8 crore during the 2018 closeout. In the 2019 season, he was acquired by Mumbai Indians from Royal Challengers Bangalore, and he contributed crucial thumps to Mumbai’s victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2019 Final.
After scoring 51 out off 33 balls in their first Champions League Twenty20 encounter for the South African Highveld Lions against the Mumbai Indians in Johannesburg in 2012, De Kock climbed to undeniable greatness. He and the well-prepared Neil McKenzie drove the team home after an early failure while chasing 158. Although he didn’t maintain this level of consistency in the subsequent rounds, he rose to prominence due to this tournament.
De Kock made his T20 debut for South Africa against New Zealand on December 21, 2012. While South Africa hammered New Zealand, knocking them out for just 86 runs, the hosts successfully chased it down with eight wickets left. De Kock made an impression in his debut appearance, scoring an unbeaten 28 off 23 while pursuing. He also bowled two catches while keeping the wicket.
On January 19, 2013, De Kock made his ODI debut for South Africa against New Zealand at Boland Park Stadium in Paarl, South Africa. He was expected to prepare and prepare under the resigned South African wicket-manager batsman Mark Boucher before the ODI series against New Zealand. In November 2013, he was named in lieu of Colin Ingram for South Africa’s first XI against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. In the fourth ODI in Abu, on a difficult batting ground in Abu Dhabi, Quinton de Kock scored her first ODI century with a game-winning 112 off 135 balls.
South Africa won the one-day international series 4–1. They also faced Pakistan in two T20 matches. De Kock guided them to victory after hitting 48, not out in the first match while chasing. They also won the T20 series with a score of 2–0. On December 5, 2013, De Kock scored 135 against India in his home venue in Johannesburg.
He received the first-ever ‘Man of the Match’ award in One Day International cricket for his efforts, which led the team to a 141-run victory over India. He backed up his performance with another progressive ODI ton in the next match against a similar team in Durban. He scored 106 runs in a record-breaking opening partnership of 194 runs with Hashim Amla, who also reached a century in Durban. Despite having already won the series by 134 runs, this performance earned him another ‘Man of the Match’ award.