5 interesting facts about CSK batsman Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis is a star player for CSK and is having a good season in the IPL this year.

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Faf du Plessis is a South African cricketer who represents CSK in the Indian Premier League. He leads the South African side in test cricket and is also one of the best batsmen of the side. Let’s look at five interesting facts about the Proteas.

1. He scored a century on his test debut
Faf is the fourth South African batsman to have scored a century on his test debut. He made his debut in November 2012 against Australia. He scored 110 runs in 376 and it is still regarded as one of his best knocks. Since then Faf has played 65 tests and scored 3901 runs including 9 tons.

2. He is the second captain to have scored centuries in all formats
Du Plessis on the 2016-17 Australian tour hit his sixth century in the second ODI and became the second captain to hit a ton in all formats after Tillakaratne Dilshan. He also became the first cricketer to hit a ton in all formats at a single venue. His records don’t stop here as he is also the first South Africa to hit a ton in all formats of the game.

3. Fourth fastest foreign player to hit 2000 runs in the IPL
IPL is one of the biggest league tournament in the world. Du Plessis represents CSK in the T20 league. During the 2020 season of the IPL, he passed he 2000 run mark and became the fourth fastest foreigner to do so. He took 67 innings to surpass this mark in his career. Faf is an important player of the side and scores big for the team.

4. Faf has been guilty of ball tapering twice
In his glamorous career that is full of record-breaking numbers, there is also something he would not have liked to be remembered. The Proteas captain has been found guilty of tampering the ball twice in his career. In 2013 against Pakistan and in 2016 against Australia.

5. His sister is married to fellow Proteas teammate Hardus Viljoen
Faf du Plessis’s sister Rhemi is married to his fellow cricketer Hardus Viljoen. Both the players play for the South African national cricket team. They also share the dressing room for the Paarl Rocks franchise in the Mzansi Super League which was earlier led by Far himself.

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