Bangalore, 12/3: Former South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis has been named the new captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), replacing Indian batter Virat Kohli who stepped down after the 2021 season, the Indian Premier League (IPL) team said on Saturday.
Kohli, who took over as RCB skipper full-time in 2013, was unable to lead the side to an IPL title. The team signed former Chennai Super Kings batsman Du Plessis at this year’s auction.
“Coming in as an outsider, I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity,” Du Plessis 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 isn’t going to be ‘my way’. I’ll rely on the amazing experience of our domestic and international players