Faf Du Plessis Biography – Age, Education, Personal Life, Career, Net Worth, Records, and Awards

Faf Du Plessis And His Family

Faf Du Plessis was born on 13th July 1984 in Pretoria city. His father’s name is Francois du Duplessis, he played for Northern Transvaal, and Du Plessis’s mother is a housewife.

Faf du Plessis is the second cousin of Namibian rugby player Marcel du Plessis.

Age, Physical Appearance, and Height

Faf Du Plessis was born on 13th July 1984, and according to the calculation, her current age is 37 years.

Let’s Talk about his Height, Weight & Physical Status as the main things for the Cricket Industry. Fans also attract the Height, Weight & Physical Status of Faf Du Plessis is 178 cm and 1.78 m and feet inches- 5′ 10″. His weight is in kilograms- 78 kg. Weight.

Faf Du Plessis has a Waist Size of 32 Inches and a chest of 42 Inches, And biceps of 14 Inches. he has Black color hair and blue color eyes. Besides this, he is wearing shoe size 10.


He went to African High School For Boys in Pretoria. His fellow teammates AB de Villiers and Heino Kuhn are also studied in this school. Faf completed his graduation from the University of Pretoria.

Personal Life

On 23rd November 2013, Du Plessis married his girlfriend, Imari Visser. She is a photographer and currently working as a marketing assistant at Nimue Skin Technology.

In 2017 the couple was blessed with a baby girl. They named her Amelie du Plessis.


Faf du Plessis has been a consistent performer for the South African cricket team and has had a decorated career with multiple records as a captain and as a batsman.

Domestic Career

In domestic cricket, Faf du Plessis plays for the Northerns and has scored 8385 runs in 142 First-Class Matches. He has scored 17 centuries and 52 half-centuries in First-Class cricket and 21 centuries in List A cricket.

Test Career

Faf du Plessis made his Test debut on 22nd November 2012 against the Australia cricket team at Adelaide. He scored 78 runs and 110 runs in the two innings. However, the match ended in a draw.

As of now, du Plessis has scored 3750 runs at an average of above 41 with 9 centuries, making him one of the most reliable batsmen of South Africa in Tests. He is an agile fielder and has taken 56 catches in 61 matches.

ODI Career

Faf du Plessis made his One Day International debut at Cape Town against India on 18th January 2011 and scored 60 runs. In 143 matches, he has scored 5507 runs at an average of above 47 and has 12 centuries and 35 half-centuries to his name.

T20I Career

Faf du Plessis played his maiden T20I against England on 8th September 2012 and rose to the position of the Proteas skipper. He has a strike rate of 135.48 and has scored 1363 runs in 44 matches.

Club Career

Faf du Plessis started playing county cricket in 2008 for Lancashire. However, he had to end his contract in 2010 due to a change in the rules, making him ineligible. He started his IPL career in 2011 for Chennai Super Kings, and in the 2012 season, he had scored 398 runs.

In the Mzansi Super League 2018, he was the leading scorer for Paarl Rocks with 318 runs in 9 matches. He has also been a part of St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the Caribbean Premier League, although it was a not-so-successful span.


Faf du Plessis took over the captaincy after the retirement of AB de Villiers and has led the team in 32 Test matches. With 17 victories in Tests, he has a success rate of more than 50 percent. He played only 3 drawn matches and believed in a result-oriented match instead of high-scoring ones.

In the ODIs, Faf du Plessis has captained the team in 39 matches and has won 28 of them. In the T20Is, Faf du Plessis has won 23 out of 37 matches. He is one of the best captains of South Africa after AB de Villiers and has reliable performance.

Net Worth

Faf du Plessis was recently snapped by Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL auctions for 7 Crores which is enough to show the demand for this Protease legend. Faf is a big star in South Africa, and his handsome personality complements his commercial image very well. He earns good money from sources other than cricket, and his current net worth is 105 Crores.


  • He is the second batsman to have scored a century as a captain in all three game formats. Also, he is the first South African to score centuries in the game’s three formats.
  • Faf du Plessis holds the second-highest individual score by a South African cricketer with 185 runs.
  • Faf du Plessis also holds the record for playing the most innings before scoring a duck in international cricket (108).
  • Faf du Plessis holds an unbeatable record of scoring the first century in a Day/Night Test match.
  • Faf du Plessis is also the captain to declare innings at the lowest ever total of 259/9.


Faf du Plessis was named the South Africa Player of the Year in 2019 in the Men’s category. He was also named the Annual Player of the Year for South Africa in 2011.

Car Collection

Range RoverRange Rover Velar90 Lakhs
TriumphTriumph Bonneville Speed master Bike11 Lakhs 
AudiAudi TT Rs Coupe70 Lakhs
BMWBMW R1610 Lakhs 


200824Started playing for Lancashire in the English County Cricket
201127Made ODI debut
201228Made Test and T20I debut
201329Found guilty of ball tampering
201632Became the captain of the South African team in all formats
201733Made his highest individual score of 185

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