Newly-appointed Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Faf du Plessis said his captaincy will be a collaborative approach, adding that in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 he will “rely heavily” on the leaders in the team will leave. Du Plessis, who was named to replace Virat Kohli in Bengaluru on Saturday, said he has great respect for the former skipper’s leadership and the energy he brings to the team will be vital to their future success.
After much speculation, RCB on Saturday appointed Faf du Plessis as their new captain when the South African batter became her 7th skipper. He succeeds Virat Kohli, who managed the team between 2001 and 2021 and resigned at the end of last season.
Faf du Plessis, who spent a decade with Chennai Super Kings, was bought by RCB for Rs 7 crore at the IPL 2022 auction.
At the RCB unbox event in Bengaluru, Faf du Plessis said he will try to pick up ideas from Virat Kohli when he leads RCB in IPL 2022, starting on March 26th.
“Virat Kohli, not only for RCB but also for the international game, he’s one of the most respected leaders in the game. Great respect for what he did with racquet in hand but also from the captain’s point of view. He has Indian cricket is changing and I’ve seen that over time playing against India. I could see that leadership in the Indian team. A competitive fit team fighting fire with fire,” said Faf du Plessis.
“He has an extremely strong leadership style. We’ll need that too, even if he’s not the captain. The energy he brings to himself and to the team is extremely important to us. That’s how we like it.” will try to use this as best as possible.
We also have DK (Dinesh Karthik), (Glenn) Maxwell and Harshal (Patel). There are so many players with experience. The most important thing is to have clarity. This is where my responsibility comes in,” du Plessis said.
‘NO SMALL DEAL’
Meanwhile, Faf du Plessis said he was “deeply grateful” for the opportunity RCB gave to an “outsider”. In particular, head coach Mike Hesson confirmed on Saturday that the decision to make du Plessis the new captain was not made entirely after the auction.
“Of course, as an outsider, I am deeply grateful for the opportunity. I’ve played a lot of IPL cricket and I understand the dynamics and it’s no small thing to trust and give to an underdog who is an overseas player The job of leader My style isn’t in it, that’s certainly not my way, I will rely heavily on local players and foreign players.
“We have one of the leading players in Virat. I’m sure we’ll exchange ideas,” he said.