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Why Faf du Plessis wears pink gloves

By Kaif - March 31, 2024 - Last updated on Mar 31, 2024 04:29 PM
Why Faf du Plessis wears pink gloves

Faf du Plessis, whose real name is Francois du Plessis, is a South African cricket player. He is a right handed batsman. Faf du Plessis started his journey in Test cricket in November 2012. He is included in the list of best batsmen in world cricket and is also an excellent fielder. He also has 10 centuries and 21 half-centuries in his name. Faf du Plessis has played 69 test matches for South Africa, in which he has scored 4163 runs at an average of 40.02. His best score is 199.

Royal Challengers Bangalore has appointed Faf du Plessis as its new captain in place of Virat Kohli for the 15th season of the IPL league. Currently, the 17th season of IPL league is going on in which RCB is not performing anything special. While watching Faf du Plessis bat, one thing must have come to your mind why is Faf's gloves pink? So let's know why Faf du Plessis wear pink gloves

Why Faf du Plessis wears pink gloves

Why Faf du Plessis wears pink gloves

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  • Faf du Plessis has not publicly explained why he wears pink gloves while batting. There is no answer to this but there is definitely speculation.
  • Sponsorship: The most likely reason is that Faf du Plessis's equipment sponsor, South Africa's IXU Sports, uses pink as the main color of its brand. So the pink gloves and possibly other batting accessories (like grips) could be part of their branding.
  • Personal Preference: Some people say that perhaps this could be their personal choice, but there is no concrete evidence for this.
  • Cancer Awareness: South African cricketer Faf du Plessis is known for using a pink bat and gloves to raise awareness of breast cancer. She has used her platform as a professional athlete to support various charitable causes, and she has chosen to use pink equipment to show her support for breast cancer awareness. But this does not seem to be the main reason.

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