IPL 2022- We Needed A Leader Who Commands a Lot of Respect – Virat Kohli On RCB’s new Captain Faf Du Plessis 

Faf Du Plessis commands respect, says Virat Kohli off his new RCB Captain- Royal Challengers Bangalore veteran Virat Kohli says that Faf du Plessis’ solid leadership skills were a major reason why he planned to grab his services for the upcoming IPL edition.

Kohli, who has been with Royal Challengers since the first edition in 2008 and as full-time captain since 2013, stepped down after last year’s IPL.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) appointed South African player and former CSK opener Faf du Plessis as their captain ahead of the IPL 2022 season. Speaking about protein, Kohli said that he gets a lot of respect from the dressing room.

Kohli had relinquished the captaincy last year to take over his Charge. After going into the mega auctions, RCB had to ensure that they find a potential captain who has prior experience to lead the team. When du Plessis’ name came up in the auction, the franchise went full force for him.

IPL 2022 Faf Du Plessis commands respect, says Virat Kolhi of His new RCB Captain 

“For us to bring Faf to the auction, the plan was very clear. We need a leader in the change room who is highly respected. Order, not demand, because he has been there, he has done so.”

“He is a Test captain, that profile already comes with a lot of praise and we are excited for him to lead RCB. He will do a great job. “We get on really well with him, all of us, Maxi, Dinesh Karthik and I think everyone will enjoy this tournament,” Kohli said in a video released by RCB. Also Read- Faf du Plessis Named New RCB Captain

Herewith renewed energy because I’m off a lot of responsibilities- Virat Kohli 

Since stepping down as the captain of RCB, Kohli has relinquished the captaincy role in all three formats for India. Now, he can only focus on his batting, which has taken a lot of hits in the last few months.

“It is unbelievable that the IPL has come this far. (I am here) new energy because I am away from a lot of responsibilities and duties and life is in a very good place. For me, it’s about living life with great joy and happiness.”

Kohli said, “My focus is so clear, it’s so precise what I want to do – have a lot of fun on the field and enjoy myself and give myself completely to this team, as I’ve had for many years.” That’s from, without any weights,” Kohli said.


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