Faf du Plessis is a South African right-handed middle order batsman and part-time leg spin bowler and former captain of the South Africa national cricket team. He made his ODI debut on 18 January 2011 against India. Here you will find complete information about Faf du Plessis bio, age, height, weight, wife, net worth, salary and relationship status. He made his Test debut for South Africa against Australia at Adelaide in 2012.


Full Name Francois du Plessis
Nickname(s) Faf and The Marathon Man
Profession South African Cricketer (Batsman)

Physicsl State & More

  • in centimeters- 178 cm
  • in meters- 1.78 m
  • in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
  • in Kilograms- 78 kg
  • in Pounds- 172 lbs
Eye Colour Blue
Hair Colour Black
Body Colour Fair


du Plessis bio

International Debut Test- 22 November 2012 vs Austraila in Adelaide

ODI- 18 January 2011 vs India in Cape Town

T20- 8 September 2012 vs England in Chester-le-Street

Jersey Number #18 (South Africa)

#18 (IPL, County Cricket)

Domestic/State Teams South Africa, Chennai Super Kings, Lancashire, Northerns, Rising Pune Supergiants, South Africa A, South Africa Under-19s, Titans
Records (main ones)
  • He scored an unbeaten 60 runs against India in his ODI debut match.
  • Made the record for not getting out for a duck in 99 consecutive matches.
  • •He scored a match-wining century on his Test debut against Australia.
Career Turning Point Performance in the 2008 county cricket.

Personal Life

Date of Birth 13 July 1984
Birth Place Pretoria, Transvaal Province, South Africa
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Cancer
Nationality South African
Hometown Pretoria, Transvaal Province, South Africa
School Afrikaans Boys’ High School, Pretoria
College University of Pretoria, Pretoria
Religion Christian


Marital Status Married
Wife/Spouse Imari Visser (Markeing Manager)
Children Son- N/A

Daughter- N/A

Parents Father- Not Known

Mother- Not Known

Siblings Brother- Not Known

Sisters- Not Known

Favorite Things

Hobbies Watching formula 1 racing
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Favourite Food Braai
Favourite Cricketer Batsman: AB de Villiers

Bowler: Dale Steyn

Favourite Actor Tom Hanks, Will Ferrell and Charlie Sheen
Favourite Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt
Favourite Destination Italy
Net Worth (approx) $9.5 Million

Controversies of Faf du Plessis:

He was fined 50% of his match fees in a case of ball tampering in a Test match against Pakistan in 2013.

Does Faf du Plessis smoke: No
Does Faf du Plessis drink alcohol: Yes

Some less known facts about Faf du Plessis:

  • Faf was lucky to debut Test match against Australia after the injury to JP Duminy.
  • He mainly lived his mother since he was 3 years old after his parents got separated.
  • Cricketers like AB de Villiers, Heino Kuhn and Jacques Rudolph were his school friends.
  • In 2016, he featured in a music video called Fireball.
  • He has 2 pet dogs, Giorgio and Bella.
  • His cousin brother Marcel du Plessis is a Namibian Rugby player.
  • Though he is known to be calm on the field but once he pushed New Zealand player Kyle Mills during a match.

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