New Captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore

Faf Du Plessis Declared as the Captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore

Faf Du Plessis Declared as the Captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore

Finally, the wait is over and after so many speculations RCB appointed none other than South African professional cricketer and former captain Faf Du Plessis for the upcoming season of IPL League 2022.

On Saturday 12th March at the Unbox event in Bengaluru, this announcement took place. Plessis was part of Chennai Super Kings till last year. He is imbibed by Royal Challengers Bangalore for 7 crores in the mega IPL auction that took place in February. Plessis will replace ViratKohli who took the charge of the team for decades and stepped down from his captaincy after the end of IPL last year. Though there were estimations that Kohli might lead the team again. Well, Royal Challengers Bangalore is the last team to announce its captain for the forthcoming IPL 15th season. And Faf Du Plessis will be the seventh captain after Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble, Kevin Pietersen, Shane Watson, ViratKohli, and Daniel Vettori. Plessis is known to be a right-handed batter. He has been named the South African Cricketer of the Year 2019. If we see his IPL archives, 37-year-old Plessis is one of the active players of all the IPL seasons. Plessis has attained 2395 runs so far in 100 IPL matches. He is a Formidable player, In the last season in the team of Chennai Super Kings, he gave an outstanding performance by gaining 633 runs in 16 matches and had the highest score of ’95-run knock’ which made him the 2nd highest run-scorer in the tournament. After being declared as the captain of RCB Faf said,“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 honor 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.” Congratulating Plessis, ViratKohli shared a video message saying, “Faf is going to be the captain of RCB and I couldn't be happier to pass on the baton to a good friend, someone that I have known well over the years. We have been in touch for many years now and he is one of the few guys that I have gotten to know a little bit more apart from cricket, and we get along very well," Kohli said. Besides Faf Australian, Glenn Maxwell and Domestic Dinesh Karthik were also competing for the lead, both of them are great players too. But this South African player won the captaincy may be due to his experience of leading the South Africa Team and left behind the other two players. If we talk about the performance of RCB, it has never won the IPL title but it is one of the powerful teams. Though the team has reached finals in 3 seasons of IPL- 2009, 2011, and 2016 but couldn't attain the victory.

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