Faf Through Fire
- Publisher : Penguin Random House
- Publishing year : May 2023
- Binding : Paperback
- ISBN : 9780143463221
- Imprint : Ebury Press
- Age Group : Adult
- Language : English
- Number of Pages : 384 Pages
Faf through Fire is far more than just a book about cricket. It is the story of a man who happened to play the spor ...
Faf through Fire is far more than just a book about cricket. It is the story of a man who happened to play the sport at the highest level.
This brutally honest, fascinating, introspective work provides a unique insight into the mind and heart of one of South Africa's most interesting and charismatic cricketers. There is the public persona-the tattooed, fashion-conscious, mentally tough, immensely popular and yet, at times, misunderstood Du Plessis. And then there is the authentic Faf. It took him years to connect with this side of himself, but when he did, it shaped his relationships with people and, ultimately, his captaincy of the Proteas.
In this book, Du Plessis lays bare the story of his growth, from a youth with a questionable moral compass outside of cricket to a leader known for his integrity, values, honesty and empathy for his teammates. He reflects on how influential leaders, such as Gary Kirsten, Stephen Fleming, Doc Moosajee, Graeme Smith, A.B. de Villiers, Owen Eastwood, Russell Domingo, Ottis Gibson and M.S. Dhoni, helped mould him into a man who leads with grit, purpose and a love of people. He also explores the destructive relationships, offering his perspective, in devastating detail, on his final years of international cricket. Neither the changing room nor the boardroom is off limits in this no-holds-barred account.