Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) had been teasing the fans about announcing the new captain of the side ahead of the Indian Premier League(IPL) 2022. The South African batting ace Faf du Plessis has been appointed as the new skipper of the franchise on Saturday during the RCB Unbox event in Bengaluru.on Saturday during the RCB Unbox event in Bengaluru. Faf du Plessis will be filling in the position of Virat Kohli, who stepped down as RCB’s captain at the end of last season.
Faf du Plessis will lead RCB in IPL 2022 edition
Du Plessis previously wore the Chennai Super Kings outfit until last year and he was picked up by RCB for ₹7 crore at the IPL mega auction last month. Du Plessis achieved the role after having Australian Glenn Maxwell and India’s Dinesh Karthik in the race, both of whom were strong candidates to lead the side. Faf has experience of leading South Africa which favored the chances of him getting the role of skipper in RCB.
“I played a lot of IPL cricket and I understand the tournament. I would rely heavily on the domestic experience and also the international players. We have got one of the great leaders in the game, Virat.
It’s a huge honour and privilege for me to come across to a big franchise. It was beautiful watching all the memories. Really inspired me and got me excited for the season ahead. Thank you very much guys for putting trust in me. I am very excited and I hope we can put up some great performances for the fans,” said Faf.
Representing South Africa, he has played 115 internationals out of which the country emerged victorious 81 times. South Africa won 25 of the 40 T20Is played under du Plessis. In February of 2020, du Plessis gave up South Africa’s captaincy across formats. RCB are looking forward to have a triumphant campaign under the new leadership.
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