Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Faf du Plessis has narrated an fascinating story behind his first tattoo. He stated that he wished one thing particular and therefore received the date of the primary time he performed for South Africa inked on his arm.
Other than cricket, Du Plessis and his RCB teammate Virat Kohli share a standard ardour for tattoos. The 2 are sometimes quizzed about the identical. In truth, Kohli received a brand new tattoo accomplished simply earlier than becoming a member of the Bangalore camp for IPL 2023.
In a video shared on Royal Challengers Bangalore’s YouTube channel, Du Plessis was requested about how he received his first tattoo and its significance. The previous South African captain revealed:
“My first one was, I all the time wished to get one thing however I wasn’t positive what to get, so I simply stated to myself, I’ll know when it’s the proper factor to get. (Pointing to the tattoo with date on it) That’s the primary day that I performed for South Africa in opposition to India – My debut in opposition to India, the place I scored 60 or one thing.
“You need to keep in mind that. Clearly, it’s imprinted in your mind, however each time you have a look at your arm, you need to keep in mind that special occasion.”
The 38-year-old made his worldwide debut in an ODI in opposition to India at Cape City on January 18, 2011. He scored a powerful 60 off 78 balls as South Africa batted first after successful the toss.
His knock, nonetheless, went in useless because the Males in Blue received the match by two wickets, chasing down a goal of 221.
“I had this lengthy surfer locks with blonde highlights” – Faf du Plessis revisits his outdated appears to be like
Throughout the interplay, Du Plessis was additionally quizzed about his appears to be like throughout his youthful days, which he isn’t fairly happy with. The veteran right-handed batter admitted:
“I have a look at myself and not using a beard and I am going, ‘unsure that’s my look’. After which two, there could be lots of footage after I was simply out of faculty if you undergo that rebellious section since you need to develop your hair.
“At college, they let you know, every thing must be neat and quick. I had this lengthy surfer locks with blonde highlights that I made myself.”
Du Plessis impressed for RCB in IPL 2022. In 16 matches, he scored 468 runs at a mean of 31.20 and a strike charge of 127.52, with three half-centuries.