Covid-19 pandemic: Du Plessis donates bat, ODI jersey to lift funds for susceptible youngsters’ meals


Johannesburg, July 18

South Africa’s star batsman Faf du Plessis has auctioned one in all his bats and a pink ODI jersey to lift funds for feeding underprivileged kids struggling to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Du Plessis has donated the gadgets—a brand new IXU bat and his pink ODI jersey which has his title and quantity (18) inscribed on the again—after being nominated by his former teammate AB de Villiers.

“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,” Du Plessis posted the message on his Instagram web page with footage of each the gadgets.

“I’ve accepted the @allin_africa problem after being nominated by @siya_kolisi_the_bear and @abdevilliers17. I’ve donated one in all my virtually new IXU bats and my Pink ODI shirt from the 2016 Pink ODI towards England that can be auctioned on All in Africa’s web site.

“All of the proceeds of the public sale will go in the direction of a challenge I’ve launched with the Hillsong Africa Foundation. The purpose of the challenge is to lift R5,00,000 that can be used to feed susceptible kids from native communities. Every donation will go a great distance in serving to these kids.’      

It isn’t the primary time the 36-year-old cricketer has concerned himself in charity work amid the pandemic.

Du Plessis and his spouse Imari Visser had earlier raised funds via charity to feed 35,000 youngsters in South Africa, which has just lately seen a surge in COVID instances. PTI



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