South African star batsman Faf du Plessis is celebrating his 37th birthday on Tuesday. He is the first South African and the eighth batsman in the world to score a century in all formats. He achieved this milestone on 11 January 2015 by playing an innings of 119 runs against the West Indies. Du Plessis is one of the best batsmen in the current South African team.
Born on July 13, 1984, Faf made his Test debut in the 2012 tour of Australia and scored a century in the first match. He is the fourth South African batsman to score a century in Test debut. On his birthday ICC wished him with a warm tweet and quoted;
“The first South African man to score a century in all three formats of international cricket, Happy birthday Faf du Plessis!”
The first South African man to score a century in all three formats of international cricket 🏏
Happy birthday Faf du Plessis! 🎂 pic.twitter.com/cehC97OV3e
— ICC (@ICC) July 13, 2021
Faf du Plessis has been with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for the last 10 years and is also very close to the team’s captain MS Dhoni. In the 14th season of IPL also, he scored 95 runs in 60 balls against KKR.
CSK star player and Mr. IPL Suresh Raina took down to Twitter and wished the South African Cricketer.
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) July 13, 2021
Du Plessis scored 4163 runs in 69 Tests at an average of 40 and with 10 centuries. At the same time, in 143 ODIs, he has scored 5507 runs at an average of 47.5. Apart from this, he has scored 1528 runs in 50 T20 Internationals. Faf has played a total of 91 IPL matches, in which he has scored 2622 runs.