I gave as long as I could for my country: Faf Du Plessis
Faf Du Plessis in an interview during 2019 world cup once expressed his desire to be understood and remembered for what he has done.
South Africa’s star batsman and former captain Faf Du Plessis is one of the finest batsmen in South Africa Cricket’s history. He has captained South Africa’s one-day team since August 2017 that includes the 2019 world cup.
It is about the days when South Africa lost its 3 consecutive matches in the world cup. After 3 losses at the time of the press conference, Faf Du Plessis made a statement that justifies his sacrificing character. He expressed out how his team, his country meant everything for him.
” I hope my story resonates with people,” said du Plessis. “Hopefully I’m remembered as someone who was South African through and through. I gave as long as I could for my country. I put my own needs after the teams. People maybe don’t know that to be the case, but I’m hoping that my actions speak that story,” thecricketmonthly.com quotes Faf as saying.
Notably, Faf Du Plessis holds many brilliant records. One of them is that he has smashed over 11,198 international runs in ODI’s. Only three players namely, Virat, Taylor, and Rohit are ahead of him in terms of average among batters with more than 1000 runs according to thecricketmonthly.com.
Faf’s excellence is witnessed in IPL as well. He is one of the star batsmen of Chennai Super Kings. He has won many matches for CSK single-handedly. His spectacular fielding at the age of 36 is fascinating to watch. Concluding, Faf Du Plessis is among those few cricketers who will forever be remembered as one of the best of his times.