Top 5 IPL innings of RCB captain Faf du Plessis 

With the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 on the horizon, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Faf du Plessis reminisced about his camaraderie with former captain Virat Kohli during his initial days with the franchise ahead of the 2022 season. Notably, the South African cricketer joined the Bengaluru-based team two years ago, succeeding Kohli as the RCB captain.

Since his arrival at RCB, Du Plessis and Kohli have formed a formidable opening duo, contributing significantly both on and off the field. The pair’s synergy has extended beyond their batting partnership, as they have seamlessly transitioned into leadership roles within the team.

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In a recent interview with Star Sports, Du Plessis shared insights into his relationship with Kohli, stating, “There are quite a few things that Virat and I are very similar, very alike in the way we see the game or think about the game, but also in how we look at ourselves and how we want to be.”

“Obviously athletic, train hard, be fit, eat well. So we look at a holistic approach to being a professional sportsman and I think that’s why we connected so well in my first season at RCB, we were very similar.”

Reflecting on Du Plessis’s top IPL innings, let’s take a look at some of his standout performances:

1. 96 runs against Kings XI

   – In an explosive innings against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali on May 5, 2019, Du Plessis’s knock of 96 off 55 deliveries, featuring four sixes and ten boundaries, left a lasting impression.

2. 96 runs against LSG

   – Displaying his batting prowess against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at DY Patil Stadium on April 19, 2022, Du Plessis’s innings of 96 runs off 64 balls, embellished with eleven boundaries, showcased his ability to dominate the opposition.

3. 95 runs against KKR

   – In a memorable innings against Kolkata Knight Riders at Wankhede Stadium on April 21, 2021, Du Plessis’s unbeaten knock of 95 runs off 60 balls, comprising nine boundaries and four sixes, played a pivotal role in RCB’s victory.

4. 88 runs against Punjab Kings

   – Du Plessis’s aggressive knock of 88 runs off 57 deliveries against Punjab Kings at DY Patil Stadium on March 27, 2022, highlighted his ability to accelerate the innings, featuring seven towering sixes.

5. 87 runs against Kings XI

   – In another stellar performance against Kings XI Punjab at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (DICS) on October 4, 2020, Du Plessis’s unbeaten innings of 87 runs off 53 balls, adorned with eleven boundaries, showcased his ability to anchor the innings with finesse.

As the excitement builds up for IPL 2024, fans eagerly anticipate witnessing the dynamic duo of Du Plessis and Kohli in action once again, aiming to propel RCB to new heights in the upcoming season.