Autobiography of South African cricketer Faf Du Plessis to release next month

Wednesday, 19 April 2023 (11:47 IST)
Kolkata: Penguin Random House India has announced the acquisition and publication of the eagerly awaited autobiography of one of the finest cricketers of this generation and former Captain of the South African National Cricket team, Francois ‘Faf’ du Plessis.
Titled, Faf Through Fire, this is a searingly honest account of the cricketer’s journey, revealing his struggles and triumphs, as well as his leadership skills and love for the game.
Published under the Ebury Press imprint, this book is currently available for pre-order on major e-commerce websites selling books.
In this deeply introspective book, Faf takes readers on a journey of self-discovery, tracing his growth from a young man with a questionable moral compass outside of cricket to a respected and admired leader known for his integrity, values, and empathy for his teammates.
He opens up about his experiences with 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, and the challenges he faced during his final years of international cricket, and his vision for the future of the sport.
Francois Faf Du Plessis, the cricketer and now author, says, '' I have always felt at home here and I have been extremely blessed to receive immense support while playing in India over the years. I hope that the readers enjoy reading it as much as I loved sharing it. It is a must-read for sports enthusiasts, aspiring leaders, and anyone seeking inspiration to overcome obstacles and achieve their dreams.''

Faf Through Fire was first published in South Africa last year in October by Flyleaf Publishing and Distribution.
Radhika Marwah, Executive Editor-Business, Penguin Random House India, says, ‘Faf Du Plessis is a veritable cricketing legend. His exploits on the field are well-documented but this book provides into the human behind the giant. We are so proud to publish Faf Through Fire and share this inspiring and gritty life with people.’

The autobiography will be released in May this year. (Inputs from UNI)

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