Faf Du Plessis Excited To Play 100th ODI On Pink Day For South Africa

Tahir Ibn Manzoor / 03 February 2017

South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis is excited to play his hundredth One-day International game on Pink Day when he will take the field in the third ODI of the five-match series against Sri Lanka on Saturday at the Wanderers.

While uniting the South African cricket fans, Pink Day is celebrated to raise awareness among the public and collect funds for the breast cancer.

“It’s obviously a great honour playing in your 100th (ODI) game – really excited about that and the pink day makes it even more special,” du Plessis was as saying by Sport24.

The top-order batsman Du Plessis has urged to continue his good form in limited overs cricket before saying he would like to emulate the veteran batsman Hashim Amla.

After torrid time with the bat, the former captain Amla scored unbeaten 132 in his 100th Test in Johannesburg against Sri Lanka.

The Pretoria-born will become the 21st player to play his 100th ODI match for the Proteas.

“That would be nice. I’m playing well and I hope that’s the case, but I’ll just go and rest for a few days and prepare again. Hopefully the same thing can happen, but there are no guarantees,” du Plessis said.

The 32-year-old right-handed du Plessis, who has played 99 ODIs for the Proteas scored 105 runs off 120 balls to win the second ODI by 121 runs against Sri Lanka in Durban.

Du Plessis alongside David Miller put on 117 runs for the fifth wicket to set 307 runs on the scoreboard when they were teetering at 108 for four.

Du Plessis appeared in an international scene in 2011 against India in Cape Town has played 99 ODIs, 37 Tests and 35 Twenty20 matches.

He has scored 3514 runs in ODIs at an average of 42.33.

South Africa is leading the five-match series 2-0. The side is led by AB de Villiers, who has recovered from an elbow injury.