Faf du Plessis (Part 1) on shouldering the loads of a batsman, captain and leader
It is my absolute pleasure to have an extended chat to my old adversary and now valued teammate Faf du Plessis over two episodes of Lessons Learnt with the Greats. Faf is one of South Africa's greatest batsmen and leaders and we dedicate Part 1 talking about batting, fielding and leadership, and I can honestly say this is one of the most enlightening interviews I have done to date. The way Faf explains his batting technique will be loved by casual fans and true cricket tragics (like me!) and his insight into captaincy is second to none. Part 2 is also available, covering the mental side of the game, the media and how Faf has managed his money. I hope you enjoy.
02:00 - We start with me giving my honest first impression of Faf which could not have been more off the mark
10:53 - I share my favourite moment of Faf's stellar career - his maiden Test Century in Adelaide
18:36 - Faf then shares his career highlights
22:44 - We take a deep dive into the technical side of batting, of there are few better to talk to about than Faf
45:25 - Faf talks about how he became a brilliant catcher and fielder
59:02 - Faf shares his fitness regime and how it has changed over time
1:10:02 - We finish Part 1 with Faf talking about the art of captaincy and how he's grown as a leader
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