JP Duminy is a South African all-rounder who is celebrated for his elegant left handed batting and cunning right handed off spin bowling. Duminy is a power hitter and has always astonished viewers with his skills. He is an exceptional sportsman who is known for quick wrists and athletic fielding. With more than a decade of international cricketing to his name he is one of the South Africa’s leading run scorers in T20 format.
Duminy was born on Born on 14th April 1984 in Strandfontein, Capetown, South Africa. His parents Mr. John Duminy and Mrs. Junita Bergman belonged to the middle class. Jean made his debut in First Class cricket in the year 2001, at the age of 17, for the Cape Cobras. Though, he had few chances to impress the national selector, it was always heartwarming to view this player hitting balls in every direction.
His immense potential with the bat came to the fore during the Australian Tour of South Africa, 2008-2009. He helped his team in clinching a historic win in the first test match with composed 50 not out. In the very next test match, Duminy stole everyone’s heart with a fabulous innings of 166 runs. South Africa won that series and Duminy ended up contributing a major part in precarious situations. This event became a perfect launch pad to his international career. He continued to haunt the Aussies in all three formats of the games. It was in the second season of IPL that he was bought for $950,000 by Mumbai Indians.
Duminy struggled for runs during the England’s tour of South Africa 2009 -2010 and managed to score only one fifty plus score throughout the series but later came back strongly in the shorter formats of the game.
He was married to a girl named Sue Duminy in the year 2011. This beautiful couple named their daughter Isabella Hannah.
In December 2012, due to an injury, he was ruled out of the team for the next six months. After he recovered, he came back and scored 150 runs against the Netherlands and managed to book a place for Champion’s Trophy.
Duminy replaced his injured vice-captain Ashwell Prince and made his test debut in Perth against Australia on December 17, 2008. He did put on an unbroken partnership with AB de Villiers by scoring a gritty half century in the second innings. In the very next test match against the mighty Aussies he amalgamated with tail enders and scored his maiden test century, which is very difficult task for a batsman batting with the edgy lower order batsmen. He took his first test wicket as Michael Clarke during the same tour in the third test. Undoubtedly, he is one of the best fielders known to the world and has always astonished viewers and batsmen with some of the freakiest catches ever taken on the ground.
During ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, Duminy became only the second batsman to be dismissed at a score of 99 after Adam Gilchrist. He took his first hat-trick during 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup and thus, became the first ever South African cricketer to achieve the feat.
The record for the highest partnership between any two South African cricketers also has Duminy’s name engraved on it. He, along with Dean Elgar, scored 250 runs against Australia at Perth.
Duminy has scored ten international centuries out of which six are scored in test cricket and four are scored in ODI cricket. He became South Africa’s leading run scorer in T20 format in the year 2013 and also the first cricketer to hit 1500 runs in this format of the game.
JP Duminy Net Worth
Duminy is on the list of celebrated South African cricketers with a net worth of $8 million US dollara as of 2017. He is also associated with many endorsements and commercials. Gray Nicols , a famous English sports goods company sponsors the South African all rounder. He was also bought for $1 million in the IPL by Mumbai Indians.
However, Duminy’s main source of income has always been the match fees from international and domestic cricket.
He receives a huge amount corresponding to $9250 as his salary from South Africa Cricket Board per month which becomes equivalent to $111,000 annually.
This Proteas batsman owns a house in the Plattekloof which is just at 20 minutes drive from the city center in Cape Town.
He owns an Audi S5 coupe and BMW X5. He is fond of sports cars and is amazed by Ferrari 360 Spider and Lamborghini.
Duminy has been in the news for the ODI series against New Zealand. We are yet to see the wonders form his bat as he does not seem satisfied with his performance during the tour so far. He also talked about the team’s preparation for the Champions trophy and is keen to deliver his best in the upcoming matches.
Duminy has always been a source of inspiration for youngsters. There were times when he was dropped out of the team due to injury, but his comebacks have always been a treat to watch. The way he established himself as an indispensable member of the South African batting order which was considered the strongest is both applaud able and stimulating.