Nicknamed as Faf and The Marathon Man, this sensational South African Cricketer Batsman Francois du Plessis was born in Pretoria Transvaal Province on 13 July, 1984. Blue eye colored Plessis is very calm by nature on field. He mainly lived with his mother since he was three years old after his parents got separated. On rare occasion he lived with his father. Du Plessis father played rugby in the centre position for Northern Transvaal in 1980’s. His cousin brother Marcel du Plessis is also a Namibian Rugby player.
His right physique, strong arms, batting style and a height of 5 feet 11 inches makes him earn a huge fan following list. Faf was in long term relationship with his girlfriend Imari Verssi and got married to her at the end of 2013. Imari was a marketing manager by profession. The couple is leading a happy life together and all the very best wishes to them. He has also 2 pet dogs named Giorgio and Bella.
Faf is fond of watching formula 1 racing. If we move further with his favorites then he loves Braai in food, AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn are his favorite players. A fan of Tom Hanks, Charlie Sheen and Jennifer Love Hewitt favorite destination is Italy. His jersey number is 18.
Faf is serving South African cricket team as a senior player since 2011.He is considered as the most dynamic and solid middle order batsman for the team. He is also associated to domestic club Titan and International club Chennai Super Kings.
Faf started his domestic career with six months Kolpak contract for Lancashire in 2008. However due to new immigration policy he wasn’t able to play as a Kolpak player. In 2010 he played strongly for Titans, scoring 567 runs in 10 matches in the MTN40 competition, including three centuries in three matches. This earned him a call from the South African national team.
His One Day International Debut was made against Team India at Newlands on January 18, 2011. He made unbeaten 60 runs against India in his debut match. Faf made his International Test match debut against Australia, as he luckily got the chance on the place of injured JP Duminy. His tremendously good innings helped South Africa to win that game and also Faf was awarded Man of the match for the same .His brilliant performance since his debut earned him a good ICC ranking and rest remains to be history.
In 2012, IPL team Chennai super kings signed up Faf du Plessis for $120,000. Plessis had a very successful season with the Chennai scoring 398 runs in that season. In 2014 again he was signed up for CSK for rupees 4.5 crores.
In year 2013, Faf was appointed as captain for South Africa in T-20 formats seeing his abilities and calm nature after AB de Villiers stepped down as captain in February. He showed a positive zest and zeal towards his captaincy and team.
Faf was fantastic during 2015 world cup. He was the second highest scorer for South Africa amassing 380 runs including one hundred and three fifties. In 2016 he became the test captain too.
Last test he played was against Sri Lanka at New Wanderers Stadium on January 12, 2017. Last ODI he played was against New Zealand Feb 22, 2017. Present IPL Team is Rising Pune Super Giants.
Faf went to Afrikaans High School for Boys, also known as Affies, in Pretoria. Renowned players like AB de Villiers,Heinous Kuhn and Jacques Rudolph were his school friends. He graduated from University of Pretoria.
Faf du Plessis Net Worth
The net worth of Faf Du Plessis is $7 million US dollars as of 2017. Faf was also featured in a music video named FIREWALL in 2016. He endorses for many great brands like Puma , pHformula.
Faf has a beautiful house in Cape Town, a spouse , two pet dogs and bikes. Not much known about his assets like cars and houses he posses but for sure whatever he owes would be the best.
Faf is busy playing good cricket with different International and domestic clubs apart the South African National team only.
Recently he was selected as brand ambassador for pHformula and he seems to be quite excited and thank for the same. Personally faf seems to be fun loving and romantic too as his SteenbergGC day out and Date Night at La Colombe Restaurant pictures say on twitter and Instagram. Faf was also found guilty in ball tempering case which went very controversial.
Faf’s success story speaks all about his hard work. His performance not only makes him the strongest player but also tags him as a role model for many young cricketers. He is a man with dynamic personality yet maintaining his calmness on the field. All the best wishes for his career.