“Faf du Plessis has been a backbone of Chennai Super Kings,” CSK CEO on picking Faf for South Africa league

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Faf du Plessis will rejoin Chennai Super Kings (CSK) but this time for the Cricket South Africa (CSK) T20 League, as the franchise has announced. As one of their five draft choice selections for the inaugural season, which will take place in the first half of 2023, CSK has signed Faf.

CEO K. S. Viswanathan discussed CSK’s buys for the competition and said that Gerald was signed on Faf’s advice. Faf, he continued, is the foundation of CSK, and he declared that he will lead the team as captain because of his familiarity with the conditions in South Africa.

“Faf has been a backbone of Chennai Super Kings in the IPL for the last 10 years. He has been one of the most consistent players for our team. We were not fortunate to pick him during the last auction in the IPL. We were looking for an opportunity and that came up in the CSA T20 League,” said Viswanathan in an official statement issued by the franchise.

“We are happy that we got Faf back with the Super Kings family. It will be a very good opportunity for Faf to come back and do as well as he did for the Chennai Super Kings. His experience as South African player and captain, knowing the conditions, will be invaluable. I’m sure that with his entry into the team, we should have a good future,” he added.