World XI captain Faf du Plessis believes his desire to leave a footprint on the game of cricket is the primary reason he agreed to tour Pakistan.
South Africa captain Du Plessis, while talking to media in Lahore, said that in a few years’ time he wants to look back at this tour and feel proud of his contribution.
“It’s a huge honour to be here as it’s not often that you are playing cricket in a cause which is much bigger than the game,” said Du Plessis. “As a professional sportsman, numerous factors played their part. Money was one of it, but what really convinced me was that as a sportsman, you want to leave your footprint on the game. So once Andy [Flower] shared his idea with me, I realised that in a few years’ time when I will sit with my family, this is something I can be really proud of.”