Virat Kohli: I am delighted to pass the baton to Faf du Plessis.

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Virat Kohli: I am delighted to pass the baton to Faf du Plessis.

Virat Kohli: I am delighted to pass the baton to Faf du Plessis.

14 March 2022

Author 77baji

Faf du Plessis has been named captain for the IPL 2022 season, putting an end to weeks of uncertainty about Virat Kohli's replacement at the Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB).

Former captain Virat Kohli stated that he is overjoyed to be passing the torch to a wonderful friend he has known for a long time. They have always stayed in contact with each other. Apart from cricket, he’s one of the only folks he has gotten to know a little better. He remarked that his collaboration with Faf will be amazing. The team they have assembled is incredible. He is excited to get started with their team, which appears to be well-balanced and solid.

Last month, du Plessis was signed by the Delhi Capitals for INR 7 crores. As soon as the club outbid his former team, Chennai Super Kings, the former South Africa captain, became a frontrunner.

Glenn Maxwell, one of their three holdovers, and Dinesh Karthik, another auction signing, were among the other prospects. Nonetheless, the high-profile team views all of them, including Kohli, as members of either a central leadership group that also includes du Plessis and Mike Hesson, the director of cricket.

Du Plessis commented that as a foreigner, he is thankful for the offer. He said that it's a big deal to put your faith in a foreigner, an international player, to lead you. It's not going to be his way for him to accomplish it. He added that he will put a lot of faith in the incredible experience of their domestic and international individuals.

The former South Africa captain stated that as a long-time leader, he has been on the road to establishing a culture, and it's a topic near and dear to his heart. His approach will be relational first and foremost. He added that to connect with other players and begin to get to know them. The first step in his trip would be to establish relationships and determine what makes each person tick, as well as how to get the most out of them.

Du Plessis is no longer a member of the South African national team. He has no international obligations. Even though several of the other South African players are expected to miss the early portions of the campaign. This is due to their home series against Bangladesh. However, Du Plessis will be available for the entire tournament.

The RCB, who have yet to win an IPL title, are hoping to improve on their two consecutive playoff berths as they prepare for the upcoming event. They begin their competition on March 27 in Mumbai, against Punjab Kings, the second day of the season.