South African batsman Fan Du Plessis took to Instagram on Saturday to inform his fans that he will be donating his bat and the pink ODI jersey for an auction to raise funds for feeding the helpless children from local communities admits these tough times.
Du Plessis was nominated in a challenge by a childhood friend and South African 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 wrote on Instagram.
“I’ve donated one of my almost new IXU bats and my Pink ODI shirt from the 2016 Pink ODI against England that will be auctioned on All in Africa’s website,” he added.
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All in Africa Challenge Hey Guys, 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. I’ve accepted the @allin_africa challenge after being nominated by @siya_kolisi_the_bear and @abdevilliers17 . I’ve donated one of my new IXU bats and a Pink signed ODI shirt from the 2016 Pink ODI against England that will be auctioned on All in Africa’s website. All of the proceeds of the auction will go towards a project I’ve launched with the Hillsong Africa Foundation. The goal of the project is to raise R500 000 that will be used to feed vulnerable children from local communities. Every donation will go a long way in helping these children. If you’d like to make a bid on these items, please check out link in my bio Stay safe
The right-handed batsman also expressed his support towards the Black Lives Matter movement on social media. Du Plessis, who captained South Africa in last year’s ICC World Cup, spoke at a time when several former South African cricketers have been divided on the issue.
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