Faf du Plessis Biography, Wiki, Lifestyle, Family, Records, Salary, Networth, Facts & More

Faf du Plessis is a South African international cricketer and Former captain of the South Africa national cricket team. He plays for Chennai super kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Faf du Plessis Biography, Lifestyle, Wiki, Records, Net Worth, Income, Salary, House, Cars, Favorites, Affairs, Awards, Family & Facts

Faf du Plessis Biography/Wiki

Full Name

Francois du Plessis


Faf and The Marathon Man


Professional Cricketer (Batsman)


Right Handed


Right-arm leg-break

Jersey Number

  • #18 South Africa International Cricket Team
  • #18 Titans Domestic Cricket Team
  • #18 Chennai Super Kings (IPL, County Cricket)


  • National Team South Africa International Cricket Team
  • Domestic Team Titans Domestic Cricket Team
  • IPL 2020 Team – Chennai Super Kings (IPL)

Faf du Plessis Personal Life

Date of Birth / Birthplace

Faf was born on 13 July 1984 in Pretoria, Transvaal Province, South Africa


He is currently 36 years old (as in 2020).

Sun Sign



South African




Pretoria, Transvaal Province, South Africa


  • School –  
    • Afrikaans Boys’ High School, Pretoria
  • College –
    • University of Pretoria, Pretoria
  • Educational Qualification –
    • Not Known

Faf du Plessis Physical Statistics And More

Height (approx.)

  • In feet – 5 feet 10 inches
  • In centimeters – 178 cm
  • In meters – 1.78 m

Weight (approx.)

  • In Kilograms – 78 kg
  • In Pounds – 172 lbs

Body Measurements (approx.)

  • Chest: 42 Inches
  • Waist: 32 Inches
  • Biceps: 14 inches

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color


Faf du Plessis Family & Relationship

Faf du Plessis Father And Mother
Faf du Plessis Father And Mother

Faf du Plessis Parents & Siblings

  • Father – Francois du Plessis
  • Mother – Not Known
  • Siblings – Marcel du Plessis (Cousin, Rugby star), Rhemi  (Sister), Hardus Viljoen (Sisters Husband, Cricketer)

Faf du Plessis Girlfriend & Spouse

Faf du Plessis dated –

  • Imari Visser – She is a Markeing Manager.

Marital Status


  • Imari Visser (2013-Present) – Faf married his long-time girlfriend Imari Visser in Nov 2013 at Kleine Zalze. Both have a daughter who born in 2017
Faf du Plessis With His Wife And Daughter
Faf du Plessis With His Wife And Daughter

Faf du Plessis Career

ODI Debut

Faf made his One Day International debut on 18 January 2011, playing against India at the  Cape Town. Faf made a useful contribution of 60 runs.

Test Debut

In 2012, Faf played his first test match against Australia at Adelaide on 22 November 2012. Where Faf scored 78 runs and 110 runs respectively in the two innings. 

T20 Debut

On 8 September 2012, He played his first international T20 against England.

IPL Debut

 In 2011 Faf made his IPL debut for Chennai Super Kings. CSK Buy him for US$120,000. He played his first match against Mumbai Indians.

Faf du Plessis Records

  • Faf Made the record for not getting out for a duck in 99 consecutive matches
  • he du Plessis also holds the record for playing the most innings before scoring a duck in international cricket (108).
  • Faf is the second batsman to have scored a century as a captain in all the three formats of the game. Also, he is the first South African to score centuries in the three formats of the game.
  • He 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.
  • He du Plessis holds the record for the second-highest individual score by a South African cricketer with 185 runs. .

Faf du Plessis Awards

  • Annual Player of the Year for South Africa in 2011
  • South Africa Player of the Year in 2019 in the Men’s category

Faf du Plessis Controversy

  • Faf was fined half of his match fees in a case of ball-tampering in a Test match versus Pakistan in 2013.

Faf du Plessis Salary And Net worth

Salary –

Retainer Fee: Not Known 
Test Fee: Not Known 
ODI Fee: Not Known
T20 Fee: Not Known
IPL 13: Rs. 1.6 crore (US$224,000)

Faf du Plessis has an estimated total Networth of INR 110 Crores ($14 million) in 2020, and His main source of income is Brand Endorsements and playing cricket.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Faf du Plessis

• After JP Duminy’s injury, Faf was fortunate to make his Test debut against Australia.

• He was mainly live from he was 3 years after his parents separated.

• Cricketers such as AB De Villiers, Heino Kuhn and Jacques Rudolph were his school friends.

Faf du Plessis and AB De Villiers
Faf du Plessis and AB De Villiers

• In 2016, Faf featured in a music video called Fireball.

• His cousin Marcel du Plessis is a Namibian rugby player.

• Although he is known for remaining calm on the field, he once pushed New Zealand player Kyle Mills during a match.