Faf du Plessis

John Von 22 Jul,2018


Francois "Faf" du Plessis or famously known as Faf du Plessis is a professional South African cricketer and is the captain of the South African team across all three formats of cricket, ODI, Test and Twenty 20 cricket.


Nicknamed Faf or the Marathon Man, he is the right-handed middle-order batsman and occasionally a leg spinner. Besides playing for South Africa domestic teams such as Northern and Titans, English county, Lancashire, the Chennai Super Kings, Rising Pune Supergiants and Melbourne Renegades.

Faf du Plessis’s Early Career

Faf du Plessis is of South African nationality. He was born on 13th July 1984 in Pretoria, Transvaal Province, South Africa.

He alongside  AB de Villers attended at the Afrikaanse Hoer Seunskool in Pretoria and his father, Francois Du Plessis played rugby for Northern Transvaal during the 1980s. He graduated from the University of Pretoria.

Faf du Plessis’s Net worth and Earnings

Talking about his earning he earned around the US $120,000 at the IPL teams Chennai Super Kings at the IPL player auction in 2010 IPL season.  Various sources also revealed that he earns over half a million dollars annually from South African cricket excluding his sponsorship deals and IPL earning.

Hence looking at his professional cricketing career combined with his assets as well as endorsement his total net worth is estimated to be over $1. 5 million.

Faf du Plessis’s International Career

He made his one-day international debut against India and was selected at the 2011 World Cup in the Indian Subcontinent. The South African batsmen then made his  Test debut against Australia in 2012.

After impressive and consistent performances for South Africa, he took the captaincy from his fellow South African compatriot, AB de Villers across all three formats. Currently, he is playing in the Indian Premier League, Chennai Super Kings alongside fellow South African teammate, Imran Tahir in 2018 IPL.

Faf du Plessis’s International Career

Currently, 33, the South African captain Faf du Plessis stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches and weighs around  78 kg. He was found guilty of ball tampering in the Oval Test match against Pakistan in 2013 and against Australia in 2016. For ball tampering charges in a test match against Pakistan, he was fined 50 percent of the match fee.

The South African cricket captain has been featured in music video song Maak Jou Drome Waar a duet performed by AB de Villiers and Ampie du Preez.

Other than this, talking about his personal life, he is married to his longtime sweetheart and girlfriend, Imari Visser on  November 23, 2013, at Kleine Zalze near Cape Town. The couple is blessed with a child, girl named, Amelie du Plessis in 2017.

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