Faf du Plessis, the former South African leader, is one of the special players produced by the country’s soil. Be it batting or captaincy, he added a lot of value to the South African setup. Leading his team in a total of 112 games, the aggressive cricketer won 69 of them.
However, Faf recently took an exit from the leadership position as the wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock replaced him in the white-ball cricket while a Test skipper is yet to be named. After bidding farewell to South Africa’s captaincy, the proficient batsman is now focusing on grooming the next generation of cricketers to develop a new leadership group for South Africa.
The veteran of 65 Tests, 143 ODIs and 47 T20Is is of the opinion that he will miss leading the national team. However, creating new leaders is something he has looked at his real purpose for the next year. It remains to be seen how Faf fares with his new objective after going through a rough patch in the last few months of his career.