Faf du Plessis donates bat, ODI jersey to help the underprivileged in COVID pandemic

Faf du Plessis donates bat, ODI jersey to help the underprivileged in COVID pandemic

South Africa has also fallen prey to the ungodly COVID-19 virus.

Faf Du Plessis
Faf Du Plessis. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Faf du Plessis, the former South Africa captain, has come forward to help the needy in the coronavirus pandemic. The veteran decided to take the step after being nominated by AB de Villiers, the retired Proteas batter. South Africa has been under the stranglehold of the COVID-19 virus as well. The positive cases have gone up to over 3,38,000 with death tolls over 4,800.

As per as Faf is concerned, he will be auctioning off his new IXU bats and his jersey from the Pink ODI against England. The pink ODI was played back in 2016 against England at the Wanderers in Johannesburg. In that game, Faf managed 34 runs off 38 balls with the help of four fours. The Proteas went on to win the encounter by one wicket with 16 balls remaining.

Du Plessis lends his helping hand

“As you all know the Covid – 19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on a lot of people, and we’re experiencing these effects first hand in South Africa,” Faf’s Instagram post read.

“I’ve accepted the @allin_africa challenge after being nominated by @siya_kolisi_the_bear and @abdevilliers17. I’ve donated one of my almost new IXU bats and my Pink ODI shirt from the 2016 Pink ODI against England that will be auctioned on All in Africa’s website.

“All of the proceeds of the auction will go towards a project I’ve launched with the Hillsong Africa Foundation. The goal of the project is to raise R500 000 that will be used to feed vulnerable children from local communities. Every donation will go a long way in helping these children,” he added.

Here is Faf du Plessis’ post

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All in Africa Challenge Hey Guys, As you all know the Covid – 19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on a lot of people, and we’re experiencing these effects first hand in South Africa. I’ve accepted the @allin_africa challenge after being nominated by @siya_kolisi_the_bear and @abdevilliers17 . I’ve donated one of my almost new IXU bats and my Pink ODI shirt from the 2016 Pink ODI against England that will be auctioned on All in Africa’s website. All of the proceeds of the auction will go towards a project I’ve launched with the Hillsong Africa Foundation. The goal of the project is to raise R500 000 that will be used to feed vulnerable children from local communities. Every donation will go a long way in helping these children. If you’d like to make a bid on these items, please check out link in my bio Stay safe

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It’s not the first time Faf has come forward and supported the needy. The 36-year-old has previously been involved in charity work as well. The seasoned campaigner and his wife Imari Visser earlier accumulated funds through charity to feed 35,000 kids in South Africa.

On the cricket field, he hasn’t had the greatest of times though. He went under the cosh after South Africa’s disastrous performance in the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales. The team couldn’t qualify for the semis. Later, Faf gave up captaincy.