Published by Penguin Random House India, celebrated cricketer, former South African and current Royal Challengers Bangalore captain, Faf du Plessis’s memoir, Faf Through Fire, has been released today in India. It is available in bookstores across the country and on major e-commerce platforms.

An insightful, introspective and inspirational autobiography, Faf du Plessis shares about his life, revealing his struggles and triumphs, as well as his leadership skills and love for the game. He takes the readers on a journey of self-discovery, tracing his growth from a young man with a questionable moral compass outside of cricket to a respected and admired leader known for his integrity, values, and empathy for his teammates. He explores the destructive relationships and offers his perspective on his final years of international cricket while sharing anecdotes and experiences from the dressing room as well as the boardroom.

Faf reflects on how influential leaders, such as Gary Kirsten, Stephen Fleming, Doc Moosajee, Graeme Smith, A.B. de Villiers, Owen Eastwood, Russell Domingo, Ottis Gibson and M.S. Dhoni, helped mould him into a man who leads with grit, purpose and a love of people.

Faf Through Fire is far more than just a book about cricket. It is a testament to the human spirit and a reminder that success is not just about winning on the field but also about growing as a person.

It is a must-read for sports enthusiasts, aspiring leaders, and anyone seeking inspiration to overcome obstacles and achieve their dreams.

About the author:

Francois ‘Faf’ du Plessis is a professional cricketer and former captain of the South African national cricket team. He is considered to be one of the best fielders in the game and among the best all-format batsmen of his era. He is also regarded as one of the most tactically astute and successful captains in all formats of modern cricket. Faf was named as the South African Cricketer of the Year in 2019. His Indian Premier League (IPL) career kicked off in 2012, when he played for Chennai Super Kings (CSK). He went on to play for CSK for four years, followed by two years with Rising Pune Supergiant, after which he returned to CSK for another four years. Faf became captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL in 2022 and was captain of Joburg Super Kings in the first edition of the SA20 league in 2023.

About Penguin Random House India:

Penguin Random House India publishes over 250 new titles every year and has an active backlist of over 3000 titles. With a strong fiction and non-fiction list, it publishes across every segment including biography, travel, business, politics, history, religion and philosophy, lifestyle, cookery, health and fitness, sports and leisure, visual books, and children’s books. The children’s titles are published under the Puffin imprint.

Penguin Random House India’s illustrious list includes Booker Prize-winning novels and winners of virtually every major literary prize, including the Nobel Prize, the Magsaysay Award, the Jnanpith Award, the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Several of PRHI’s authors are also recipients of the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan, India’s highest civilian honours.

Penguin Random House India is also the exclusive distribution partner for several leading local and international publishing houses in India and the sub-continent.

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