Last Update on: July 18th, 2020 at 05:27 pm
Faf du Plessis, former South African captain, in a heartwarming gesture has auctioned on his bats and a Pink ODI jersey, in a bid to raise funds for feeding underprivileged kids who have struggled during these unprecedented times of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Du Plessis has auctioned off- a new INX bat and a No.18 inscribed Pink ODI jersey towards the noble cause- after having been nominated by his former teammate AB de Villiers.
The former captain took to his official Instagram account where he wrote-
“As you all know the Covid – 19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on a lot of people, and we’re experiencing these effects first hand in South Africa,” Faf du Plessis wrote.
“I’ve accepted the @allin_africa challenge after being nominated by @siya_kolisi_the_bear and @abdevilliers17. I’ve donated one of my almost new IXU bats and my Pink ODI shirt from the 2016 Pink ODI against England that will be auctioned on All in Africa’s website,” he added.
‘The goal of the project is to raise R500 000’- Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis added that all the proceeds from the auction will go towards a project that he has launched with Hillsong Africa Foundation.
He revealed that the goal of the project is to raise R500000 which will be used to feed vulnerable children from local communities.
“All of the proceeds of the auction will go towards a project I’ve launched with the Hillsong Africa Foundation. The goal of the project is to raise R500 000 which will be used to feed vulnerable children from local communities. Every donation will go a long way in helping these children.’ he added.
This is not the first time that Faf du Plessis has engaged himself in such benevolent causes. Earlier, the former captain and his wife Imari Visser had raised funds through charity in order to feel around 35,000 kids amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.