IPL 2022 :
Faf du Plessis replaces Virat Kohli as RCB's captain
Royal Challengers Bangalore have unveiled Faf du Plessis, one of their big-ticket signings at the mega auction, as captain for IPL 2022
RCB new captain
du Plessis, the former South Africa captain, became a frontrunner as soon as the franchise outbid Chennai Super Kings, his former team, and Delhi Capitals to sign him for INR 7 crores
Leaving Chennai Super Kings aside, du Plessis has also represented Rising Pune Supergiant in 2016 and 2017.
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Glenn Maxwell, one of their three retentions, and Dinesh Karthik, another signing at the auction, were among the other candidates in the fray.
du Plessis, a four-time IPL winner with the Super Kings, scored 633 runs during their title-winning run in 2021
Leading Run getter
Now retired from South Africa colours, du Plessis is free of International commitments. He will be available for the entire season
Free from international committments
"I couldn't be happier to pass on the baton to a good friend, someone I've known over the years,"
Virat Kohli said -
It's no small thing to trust an outsider, an overseas player to do the job as a leader. My style in doing that is not going to be 'my way'.
Faf du Plessis said -