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

Outbid CSK

Leaving Chennai Super Kings aside, du Plessis has also represented Rising Pune Supergiant in 2016 and 2017.

IPL teams

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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.

Other contenders

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 -