Faf Through Fire is 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 viciously honest and gripping book offers unparalleled insights into the mind and heart of one of South Africa’s most celebrated cricketers. This is the story of the fashion-conscious, tattooed celebrity, a tremendously popular athlete and yet, at times, one of the most misunderstood star. But above all these images stands the real Faf du Plessis. It took him years to connect with this authentic side of himself, but once he did, it not only made him a better people person, but also the captain of the Proteas.
In Faf Through Fire, Faf 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 and honesty. He reflects on the influential leaders, such as Gary Kirsten, Stephen Fleming, Dr. Moosajee, Graeme Smith, A.B. de Villiers, Owen Eastwood, Russell Domingo, Ottis Gibson and M.S. Dhoni, who helped him become a gritty individual. The book, however, isn’t all upbeat, for it also delves deep into the destructive relationships Faf was part of over his final years as an international cricketer. This insightful account covers everyone Faf worked with – from his teammates to the selectors.
Published: May 2023
Number of Pages: 384
Author: Faf du Plessis
Publisher: Penguin eBury Press