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Faf du Plessis is the first South African captain to win a series in India.
Faf du Plessis became the first South African cricketer to score a century on Test debut.
He is also the first South African batsman to score a century in his debut ODI match.
In February 2017, Du Plessis was named as the captain of the Test team, replacing Hashim Amla.
In October 2019, Du Plessis scored his 5,000th Test run, becoming the fourth South African batsman to reach the milestone.
In December 2019, Du Plessis became the first South African batsman to score three Test centuries in a series against England.
He initially wanted to be a lawyer but decided to pursue his career in cricket after receiving recognition for his cricketing skills.
He has also done modeling for various brands like Abercrombie & Fitch, Timberland, and Levi’s.
He is an avid reader, often seen reading books in the dressing room.
His first choice of sport was hockey, but his father wanted him to play cricket.
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