Quinton de Kock, the talismanic wicket keeper from South Africa is famous for his swashbuckling style of batting. De Kock is considered as one of the hardest hitter of the cricketing ball. De Kock plays as a wicket keeper and opening batsmen and is often compared to the legendary Australian Wicket keeper Adam Gilchrist.
Still 24, De Kock had an impressive batting average of 51 in test match format and 43 in the ODIs. De Kock is one of the biggest superstars in twenty-20 format of cricket. His attacking style of play is cherished by many cricketing fans. Dubbed as most promising batsmen De Kock’s off field life also attracts a great deal of interest. So, here is a glimpse into the life of South African batsmen.
De Kock was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on 17 December 1992. De Kock went to the prominent King Edward VII School in Johannesburg. At a very tender age, he was selected to represent South Africa in the 2012 ICC Under -19 Cricket World Cup. De Kock went on to become the fourth highest run getter in the tournament. Following that, he was selected for Highveld Lions to play the Ram Slam Twenty-20 League.
De Kock‘s performance was phenomenal as the Highveld Lions won the tournament. De Kock’s performance didn’t go unnoticed as he was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for $20,000. In IPL-6, He was unable to convert his promises into performance and finally, was left out of the squad. Delhi Daredevils showed their faith in the aggressive batsmen and picked him up for $560,000 in the player’s auction making him highest bid foreign wicket keeper.
De Kock married his long time girlfriend Sasha Hurly in Mauritius. De Kock ‘s arrival on the World Stage was announced when he scored 51 runs of 33 balls against Mumbai Indians in Champions League Twenty-20 ,2012 in Johannesburg.
Quinton De Kock Net Worth
Quinton De Kock’s net worth is estimated to be approximately $4 million US dollars as of 2017. The foremost share of De Kock’s earning comes from his match fees for club and country. De Kock get a whopping sum of $2,500 as ODI match fee and $4,000 as Test Match fees .Delhi Daredevils also pays Rs 6 crore per season to the South African. De Kock earns $1.2 million from his various endorsement deals. Apart from these earnings, De Kock receives significant amount from Awards and bonuses.
De Kock do have zeal for cars. He is proud owner of the vintage Mustang GT .De Kock’s dream car is the legendary “’67 Mustang GTS500 Eleanor”. De Kock owns a luxurious mansion in his hometown Johannesburg, South Africa. De Kock bought the mansion in 2009 at a price of $1 million. Quinton is bound to be one of best batsmen in the world. He, at present, is one of the most explosive and promising batsmen in the world. His net worth is expected to grow exponentially in the next few years.
In his short yet prolific career, De Kock has once won the “Man of the Match” award in test matches and in ODIs, he was able to acquire 9 “Man of the Match” awards and two “Man of the Series” awards for his superlative performances.. De Kock has already scored 3 centuries in T-20 format. De Kock was selected for ICC World One Day XI in 2014 and 2016.
De Kock was honored with the ICC award for “Best ODI Player of the Year” in 2016. Quniton de Kock became the fastest player to complete 12 ODI hundreds. De Kock shares the records of scoring fastest 1000 runs in ODIs with legends like Vivian Richards, Kevin Pietersen and Jonathan Trott.
Quinton De Kock was exceptional for his National cricket team when South Africa beat Sri Lanka 5-0 and went on to become the number 1 One day Side .South African cricket team is currently on lengthy tour of New Zealand. De Kock’s performance as wicket keeper and batsmen will be of utmost importance in the test matches as well as One day Internationals for the team. De Kock, along with Hashim Amla, forms one of the most dangerous Opening partnerships in one Day Internationals.
Following the New Zealand tour, De Kock is committed to play for Delhi Daredevils In the 10th edition of Indian Premier League. Delhi Daredevils’ will attempt to finish their drought for the IPL trophy and Quinton De Kock will be one of major player for them.