30-year-old Proteas opener Quinton De Kock has his best girls batting for him as South Africa’s Proteas advance to their semi-final match against Australia on Thursday, to secure their spot in the ICC ODI World Cup final.
Sasha Hurly, 27-year-old wife to Proteas opener Quinton De Kock has never missed the opportunity to cheer for her hubby, who is currently batting it out at the crease in order to secure a spot in the ICC World Cup final for South Africa’s Proteas.
The couple first met eleven years ago, during The Champions League Twenty20 match between Highveld Lions (de Kock’s team) and Mumbai Indians. Sasha was a cheerleader at the match. When the team claimed their victory, she reached out to Quinton on Facebook to congratulate him.
The couple fell in love and got engaged in December 2015, tying the knot less than a year later in September 2016. Quinton and Sasha share one child together – a daughter named Kiara – who was born in January 2022.
Sasha took to Instagram on Sunday to share snaps of herself and Kiara, who would be attending her very first ICC World Cup match to watch the Proteas bat it out at the crease for their semi-final win. The caption reads:
“Ready for our first game🇿🇦”
Two-year-old Kiara became her dad’s littlest cheerleader, watching from the sidelines.
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The Proteas will be showing up against Australia for a spot in the ICC ODI World Cup final at 10:30 on Thursday, SA time.
As it stands, The Proteas have made four semi-final appearances in the showpiece. In 1992, 1999, 2007 and 2015. However, they have fallen to defeat every time, twice losing to Thursday’s contenders – Australia.
On Thursday, Kolkata’s Eden Gardens in India could see South Africa, who made the semi-finals by winning seven of their nine league matches, through to the finals.
Good luck team, we’re batting for you!
Feature Image: Instagram / @sashadekock