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Faf: Through Fire

Faf: Through Fire

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He also speaks highly of the contribution of senior players such as AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Dale Steyn, and Morne Morkel, who were all given specific roles in an effort to maintain a nurturing team environment. I just wish we all live to see FAF’s vision of a diverse and unified Proteas team, winning a world cup, become a reality. Raised on a diet of Sachin Tendulkar’s straight drives, Aditya fell in love with the game after watching Sachin’s Desert Storm masterclass in 1998. 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.

His healthy and fruitful partnerships with Russell Domingo and Ottis Gibson were attributed to them operating “as a unit. At times brutally honest, this fascinating, introspective work provides a unique insight into the mind and heart of one of South Africa’s most interesting and charismatic national captains. Upon concluding Faf: Through Fire, it would be hard not to reflect on the degree of vulnerability that Du Plessis displays. The episode left a sour taste in Du Plessis’ mouth, but it was a valuable lesson he learned early in his career, which ensured that he would strive to make young players entering the team environment feel like they are valued members of the setup.It gives good insight to the behind the scenes and politics that we don't see on screen and dives into what it's like to not only play for the Proteas but what it's like to lead the Proteas during a rather difficult time in South African cricket and sports in general. However, Du Plessis clarifies that Boucher’s man-management style may have been different and incompatible with his own. This book really takes you into the mind of Faf and his journey of growth, both as a cricketer and as a person.

Also, the recipient is thrilled and completely surprised that I was able to get a hold of this book. Very few leaders understand the importance of both hard and soft skills and how getting both of them firing at the same time can be a game changer. He also explores the destructive relationships, offering his perspective, in devastating detail, on his final years of international cricket. Du Plessis would feel this way when he made his international debut for South Africa in January 2011, shortly after an important culture camp held at Hennops River in Centurion. Although Du Plessis showed incredible discipline in his cricket career, it wouldn’t be until he turned 26 that that discipline was also a part of his personal life.Faf: Through Fire explores the human element of an accomplished international cricketer, who was driven to serve South African cricket by investing in the human beings that represented all of South Africa on the cricket field. Du Plessis assigns significant importance to the captain’s relationship with the head coach of the team. He also takes you behind the scenes into the locker room and explains what happened during some of the most controversial moments in cricket during his career, from Zipgate, Mintgate, Sandpapergate and the 2015 World Cup Semi Final selection controversy.

It may appear as if Boucher lacks the warmth and soft skills to develop a relationship with Du Plessis. He takes you through his mindset inside the field while playing some of his greatest and disappointing innings. The best chapter for me though was the one about the swing of a cricket ball, both normal and reverse swing and the science behind it and what teams to to create this to happen, both legal and illegal. Once du Plessis learned to channel his energy more positively, he was able to appreciate De Villiers’ prodigious talent to the extent that he became his most vocal supporter. Faf Through Fire by Faf Du Plessis is this account from his childhood days to playing the domestic and then for the Proteas, and his long journey from debuting in ODIs to Tests, playing in IPL, World Cup, and experience with Dhoni, CSK, and RCB!Du Plessis adds, “I couldn’t expect Mark to prioritise soft skills and relationships in the way I did.

He reflects on how influential leaders, such as Gary Kirsten, Stephen Fleming, Doc Moosajee, Graeme Smith, A. An interesting and worthwhile read, Faf telling his story from childhood to 2021 with all the details in a very personal fashion. I found interesting the difficulties of bringing together a nation with the many different cultures and ethnicities. Given that he was a part of dominant teams since his school days featuring future internationals such as AB de Villiers, Neil Wagner, Kruger van Wyk, Heino Kuhn, and Jacques Rudolph, where they lost two games in three years, it must have been challenging for Du Plessis to come to terms with the long transition that the Proteas faced under his leadership.He was also disturbed to see players focused on their cell phones right after a loss to Australia because the first thirty minutes after a game, in Du Plessis’ view, are crucial for team players to connect with one another. He reflects on how influential leaders such as Gary Kirsten, Stephen Fleming, Doc Moosajee, Graeme Smith, AB de Villiers, Owen Eastwood, Russell Domingo, Ottis Gibson and MS Dhoni helped mould him as a man who leads with grit, purpose and a love of people. In trademark Du Plessis humour, he describes a gathering organized by De Villiers on the eve of a Test match against England in January 2005 in which he scored 92 and 109.



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