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IPL 2022: What Does Quinton de Kock’s Surname Means?

Quinton de Kock has had a good start to his IPL 2022 campaign after he was brought by Lucknow Super Giants for a handsome amount of 6.75 crore at the mega-auction. Of the four matches he’s played for his franchise so far, QDK has smashed two fifties while has been dismissed twice for single-digit scores.

Quinton de Kock started off his season with a score of 7 against Gujarat Titans before plundering 61 runs off 45 balls against Chennai Super Kings, helping LSG register a record run chase of 211.

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He managed just a solitary run versus Sunrisers Hyderabad but bounced back with a Man of the Match winning performance – 80 runs off 52 balls, comprising 9 fours and a couple of sixes on a sticky surface in a tricky chase of 150 against Delhi Capitals.

As Quinton de Kock hammered away the Delhi Capitals bowlers, fans once again made punny memes about his surname ‘de Kock’. While some indulged in humour, some fans even wondered what does his surname even means and what could be its origin since it’s – funny.

Here’s your answer about Quinton de Kock surname:

De Kock is a Dutch occupational surname meaning “the cook”. In the olden days, and even now in several parts of the world, people used to take or were given surnames according to their jobs and then passed them down to the next generations.

There are other several famous, accomplished people in South Africa with this surname: Arthur de Kock (1866–1957), South African rugby player
Eugene de Kock (born 1949), South African police colonel and assassin
Gerald de Kock, South African cricket commentator
Gert De Kock (born 1980), South African rugby player
Michiel Hendrik de Kock (1898–1976), Governor of the South African Reserve Bank
Véronique De Kock (born 1977), Belgian beauty pageant contestant

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In fact, there are other Dutch and South African surnames similar to De Kock – such as De Kok and De Cock.

Coming back to Quinton de Kock, the left-hander was pleased with his match-winning knock under pressure and on a difficult surface to bat on.

“It was a matter of just playing what’s in front of you, reacting to it. It was a chaseable score. You want a decent start in the powerplay and we didn’t want to get too ahead in the chase. Was important to keep wickets in hand. Prithvi did make it look easy, for me I also felt that it was a slow surface. Even with the dew, there was a bit of grip. If we were chasing 180, might have been difficult but thanks to our bowlers,” Quinton de Kock said after the win vs Delhi.

Jatin Khandelwal

Hi, I am Jatin Khandelwal. Cricket writing came accidentally for me with an undergrad engineering degree. With opportunities first as a freelancer and then full-time, and experience with time, I have grown in the role. The Cricket Lounge is a place where I can thrive with the best of my abilities.

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