In the past few months, the whole world is grappling with the adverse effects of COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic has wreaked havoc across the globe and most countries are in a lockdown state to tackle the situation. So far, the world has witnessed over 3.6 lakh deaths due to the novel coronavirus and the pandemic, without a doubt, has taken a toll on human existence.
Amid these stern times, many cricketers have come forward to aid in the battle against the pandemic. While some have spread awareness on social media, some have raised funds or distributed ration among the poor and needy people.
One such cricketer who has been been working extensively amid the pandemic is South Africa’s Faf du Plessis. Du Plessis, along with his wife Imari, are doing their best to feed around 35,000 kids in their country who have been struggling during COVID-19 pandemic.
The couple has teamed up with the local community heroes to help provide nutritious meals to children during these trying times. Talking about the spread of coronavirus in the rainbow nation, South Africa has witnessed over 643 deaths so far and more than 30,000 people have tested positive.
Faf du Plessis was set to don the CSK jersey in IPL 2020
India international Suresh Raina also lauded Du Plessis’ contribution amid the pandemic and urged everyone to donate in this noble cause. “Really proud of the work @faf1307 & Imari are doing to feed 35000 kids in South Africa who are struggling during #COVIDー19. I urge all of you to come forward & help in whatever capacity you can,” tweeted Raina.
While acknowledging Raina’s kind words, Du Plessis also thanked his CSK teammate and termed him a ‘great man’. “Thank you, brother. You’re a great man !!! Respect,” tweeted Du Plessis.
Thank you brother . Your a great man !!! Respect 🙏 https://t.co/9bTI09CxKa
— Faf Du Plessis (@faf1307) May 31, 2020
If things were normal at this point of time, Raina and Du Plessis would’ve been playing for CSK in the thirteenth edition of the IPL. Du Plessis, while donning the CSK jersey on 12 occasions last season, had gathered 321 runs including three half-centuries.
Recently, Du Plessis, in an Instagram live with CSK, had heaped praise on MS Dhoni while saying that the Chennai franchise is not the same without ‘Captain Cool’. “MS walks off the field. Chennai is a different team. He has got such strong leadership in the group,” Du Plessis had said.
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