Quinton de Kock Biography
The baby-faced Quinton de Kock was one of those men who made a quick graduation from under-19 to the senior level (though some would argue that he still belongs to that level). Aggressive at the top of the order, de Kock has helped reduce the burden on AB de Villiers’ shoulders in ODIs.
He made his ODI debut for South Africa in 2012-13, and grabbed eyeballs in the ODIs against India next season. He scored three centuries in a row (in a three-match series, to boot) to enter the record books as only the fifth batsman to ever do so.
The performance only intensified calls for him to be included in the Test side and allow de Villiers to only play as a batsman. After a short wait, he made his Test debut against Australia at Port Elizabeth.
As de Villiers’ burden is likely to increase with time, de Kock, with ample time and talent on his side, will definitely be one for the future of South African cricket.