Virat Kohli says Faf du Plessis commands respect in the IPL 2022.
Faf du Plessis‘ solid leadership abilities, according to Royal Challengers Bangalore veteran Virat Kohli, were a significant reason they intended to hire him for the 2019 IPL edition.
Kohli, who has been with the Royal Challengers since the first edition in 2008 and as full-time captain since 2013, handed over the captaincy after the IPL last year.
RCB will now be led by Du Plessis, a four-time IPL winner who was bought for Rs 7 crore in the big auction last month.
According to Royal Challengers Bangalore veteran Virat Kohli Faf du Plessis’ strong leadership; talents were a major factor in their decision to hire him for the 2019 IPL season.
Kohli, who has been with the Royal Challengers since the first season; in 2008 and as full-time captain since 2013, handed over the captaincy following the IPL last year.
Du Plessis, a four-time IPL winner who was bought for Rs 7 crore in the main auction last month; will now lead RCB.
“He’s a Test captain, which comes with a lot of honors, and we’re looking forward; to him leading RCB.” He’ll do a fantastic job.
“All of us, including myself, Maxi (Glenn Maxwell) and Dinesh Karthik, get along pretty well with him; and I think all of the players will enjoy this event,” he continued.
On Monday, Kohli reported to the RCB’s pre-season camp. The Indian batting legend had previously stated that he decided to step down; as RCB skipper because he needed more time to manage his workload.
“It’s incredible how far the IPL has progressed.” (I’m here with) renewed vigor since; I’m free of a lot of obligations and commitments, and my life is in great shape. It’s all about living life with a lot of love and happiness for me.
“My goal is so obvious, it’s so explicit what I want to accomplish; — have a lot of fun and enjoy myself on the field, and give everything I have to this team; as I have for many years, without any weight.”
The 15th edition of the Indian Premier League will kick off on Saturday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai; with reigning champions Chennai Super Kings taking on Kolkata Knight Riders.