Faf du Plessis reveals his jealousy for AB de Villers, opens up on his twin Ball Tampering offenses

 Faf du Plessis reveals his jealousy for AB de Villers, opens up on his twin Ball Tampering offenses

Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers (Image Credit: Twitter)

After revealing some incriminating details about how his career with South Africa ended, Faf du Plessis has now dropped a few bombshells. He has now revealed his ‘jealousy’ for his long-time friend, AB de Villiers. Notably, the duo started playing together in Pretoria during their childhood days. In 2011, Du Plessis made his debut for the Proteas and joined his long-time mate in the national.

Also, they played together in the ODI World Cup that year. Meanwhile, in an interview, he said that the book is about his failures rather than success which mostly happens with other auto-biographies. The right-hander added that the book isn’t about the game but about relationships, leadership, struggles, and so on.

“My story is about failure,” Du Plessis tells the BBC. “I didn’t want to write a cricket book. I wouldn’t have started if that was the aim.

“I wanted to write a book about leadership, about relationships, about struggle. That’s what this is about. I wanted to create something that people would be able to relate to.

“They might see me as an elite athlete and cricket captain, but I was a person who was filled with self-doubt and insecurity. And that’s OK.

“I wanted to give people things they could then say, ‘I know what that feels like’. I hope this connects with people even if they aren’t cricket fans.”

During the conversation, the former Chennai player in the Indian T20 League said that he became ‘jealous’ of De Villiers.

On twin-ball tampering offenses, Faf du Plessis says ‘He is not perfect

While the World Cricket remembers the ball-tampering offense by Australia in 2018, not many remember the Pretoria player did the same twice before this. For the unversed, he was charged with the offense in 2013 and 2016.

“I’m not perfect,” he says. “I’ve never claimed to be. I’ve never been the most talented player.

“Yes, I have talent, but it’s hard work and mental toughness that got me to where I am. I like to think that I’ve been able to control myself and take myself to places that went beyond my natural talent.”


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