Introduction to the New Skipper
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Saturday unveiled Faf du Plessis as their new skipper ahead of this year’s Indian Premier League season. The seasoned batter from South Africa took over from Virat Kohli, who had stepped down after the last edition as the team’s longest-serving captain. Head coach Hesson also said that Kohli was consulted for his successor and du Plessis was endorsed by him and Bangalore’s fan-favourite AB de Villiers. Kohli has been integral part of RCB since IPL journey has began, he led RCB to the 2 time final but he didn’t get passed to title win. Can Captain fantastic could write new fortunes for RCB.
RCB Through These Years
Royal Challengers Bangalore is one of the most followed franchises in the Indian Premier League. Despite craving for a maiden title win, the Bangalore based franchise is always regarded as one of the top contenders for lifting the prestigious trophy.
Virat has set a standard that’s very hard to maintain. His ability to convert is second to none. So when he doesn’t convert for a period of time, we start to worry. So when he gets 1, he will get 3 or 4. The fact that he’s still rated in the top 5 Test players in the world suggests that he is still getting pretty good output in terms of his runs. He is still scoring some valuable runs, which can often be underestimated. The fact that he’s not going to captain RCB this year will allow him to play with a bit more freedom which we saw in recent T20 series
Moreover the stability of side increases with the addition of some veteran player likes of DK, Sid Kaul, Josh Hazlewood, Karn Sharma and the side looks more formidable force to Reckon with. Can Faf could turnaround for RCB and for their loyal fans.
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