Faf du Plessis (South African Cricketer) Girlfriend, Weight, Height, Age, Records and More

Updated on: Apr 7, 2019 11:25 pm IST

South Africa have produced great legends of the game. Yet to join the elites of course, Faf Du Plessis is a player who has every right to become one of the greatest batsman cricket has witnessed of late. Born in Pretoria, Faf Du Plessis fortune played a major part in him being in South Africa and not in England. Kolpak deals have been a tough ask for the South African players with the new rules in place. However, it turned out to be boon for Faf, who cherished every single day of cricket that he has played in South Africa. If there is one tale of friendship in cricket, it should be of Far Du Plessis and AB De Villiers. They look alike, they bat alike, they play alike, and above all, they live alike. What differentiates them are just numbers. Faf Du Plessis is currently South Africa’s captain and will be playing the IPL 2019 for Chennai Super Kings.

Name: Francois Du Plessis

Nickname: Faffy, The Marathon Man

Right-handed Batsman (Batsman)


Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5’11”

Weight (approx.): 73kg

Eye Colour: Blue

Hair Colour: Black


Personal Life

Date of Birth: 13 July 1984

Age (as in 2018): 34 Years

Birth Place: Pretoria, Transvaal Province, South Africa

Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Cancer

South African

School: Afrikaans’ Boys High School, Pretoria

College: University Of Pretoria, Pretoria

Educational Qualifications: NA



Father: Francois Du Plessis

Mother: Ina Rynners

Sister: Not Known

Brother: Not Known

Coach/Mentor: NA

Religion: Christianity

Address: Pretoria, South Africa


Cricket Career

International Debut:

Test: vs Australia, 22 November 2012, at The Adelaide Oval

ODI: vs India, 18 January 2011, at Newlands

vs England, 08 September 2012, at Riverside Ground

Jersey Number: 18

Major Teams: South Africa, World XI, Titans, Melbourne Renegades, St Kitts And Nevis Patriots, Paarl Rocks, Stellenbosch Kings, Rising Pune Supergiants, Chennai Super Kings

Nature on field: Energetic

Likes to play against: India


  • He held the record for not getting out on a duck for 99 consecutive innings.
  • Career Turning Point

    Faf’s career turning point is actually quite a twist. He would have never been playing for South Africa had that twist not happened. Faf du Plessis had signed a Kolpak Deal with Lancashire, but due to the new rules, he couldn’t play there. Upon his return, Du Plessis amassed 567 runs in 10 matches in the MTN Pro40 competition for the Titans. Since then, the only thing Faf Du Plessis received were call ups from teams around the globe.



    Hobbies: Travelling, Movies, Music, Cooking, Watching F1

    Favourite Cricketers

  • Batsmen:
  • AB De Villiers

  • Bowlers:
  • Dale Steyn

    Favourite Cricket Ground: NA

    Favourite Sportsmen: NA

    Favourite Food: Braai

    Favourite Actors: Tom Hanks, Charlie Sheen, Will Ferrell

    Favourite Films: NA

    Favourite Musicians/Singers: NA

    Favourite Destinations: Italy

    Tattoos: On Right Bicep

    Smoking/Drinking: NA/Yes


    Girlfriends, Spouse and Children

    Marital Status: Married

    Affairs/Girlfriends: Imari Visser

    Wife/Spouse: Imari Visser

    Marriage Date: 28 December 2013

    Children: NA



    Net Worth: USD 100 million



  • Faf du Plessis was once charged with 50% of his match fees for an alleged attempt for ball tampering during a test match against Pakistan.

    Lesser Known Facts

  • More usually known for his composed and sound nature, Faf du Plessis was once involved in a brawl with New Zealand bowler Kyle Mills. The batsman was seen to have pushed the bowler after what could be termed as sledging.
  • Faf Du Plessis grew up with AB de Villiers, and wanted to do everything with him in his career. Just like ABD, Du Plessis too went to apply for a graduation in Sports Science, but after watching the crowd, he came back and decided to focus on Cricket only.
  • Faf’s father wanted him to play rugby. However, he was scared to see his bones getting broken and hence, did not prefer to play rugby. Aged 16, he eventually did break his wrist while playing rugby.
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