Cricket South Africa got the needed support in the middle order across all formats from 2011-2021 in the form of Faf Du Plessis. With Du Plessis, the South African batting unit became unbeatable along with the presence of masters like AB DE Villiers, Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, David Miller, etc. He was born on 13th July 1984 in Pretoria of Gauteng Province. Faf has given the Proteas fans plenty of reasons to celebrate and experience joy in his career not only with the bat but also being one of the best fielders, let’s get to know some interesting facts about Faf Du Plessis.
Interesting Facts About Faf Du Plessis
- Before getting into the international arena, Faf represented Northerns and Titans in domestic cricket.
- Faf Du Plessis went to Afrikkans High School for Boys along with fellow teammate AB DE Villiers.
- The ace batter made his international debut against India in an ODI in 2011. He had a memorable outing with an unbeaten 60 in his name.
- With a spectacular 110* off 376 balls on his test debut against Australia in 2012 at Adelaide, Du Plessis proved that he is not here for white-ball cricket only but will rule the red-ball cricket too.
- In the 2nd T20 against West Indies in 2015, the batting stalwart racked up a terrific 119 in 56 balls to become the first-ever South African to hit a ton in all three formats.
- Du Plessis played a fantastic knock of 185 runs off 141 balls against Sri Lanka in 2017 in Newlands which is the 2nd highest individual score by a Proteas player in ODIs.
- Despite playing so well in the 1st innings of 1st test of the Sri Lanka tour of South Africa in 2020, Faf missed his maiden double century just by 1 run as 199 remained his highest test score.
- The Pretoria boy slammed 23 centuries in his international career- 10 in tests, 12 in ODIs, and one in T20Is.
- Being an option of a stupendous overseas player, Faf played for 3 franchises in IPL– Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Rising Pune Supergiants. Whilst winning the trophy with CSK in 2011 and 2021.
- Faf Du Plessis has been one of the most consistent overseas performers in the IPL. He has scored over 4000 runs at a fantastic average of 36.9, while being the 2nd highest run-getter twice, in 2021 (633) & 2023 (730).
- Regardless of Giving his all at the highest level for his country, Du Plessis could win an ICC trophy.
- Faf Du Plessis’s jersey number was 18.
- The former South African skipper tied his know with his long-term girlfriend in 2013. They have been blessed with two daughters- Amelie and Zoey.
- One of the greatest batters to serve South African cricket, Faf hung his boots from test cricket in February 2021.
- Du Plessis’s estimated net worth is $14 million.
Faf Du Plessis’s jersey number was 18.
Du Plessis’s estimated net worth is $14 million.
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