‘Virat Kohli is a bigger alpha than me…’: Faf du Plessis heaps massive praise for India’s run-machine

By Daniel S

November 26, 2022

On 15 November 2022, all franchises of the Indian T20 League submitted their final list of retained and released players for the next season. Bangalore are also one of those teams who finalized their players. However, in the last season, South African batter, Faf du Plessis became the skipper for the franchise.

After the 2021 season, Virat Kohli stepped down from his duties. Therefore, Bangalore appointed the former Protea skipper as their leader. However, now a video has gone viral where the Bangalore captain was seen speaking about his relationship with Virat Kohli in the dressing room.

Here is the shared video:

Virat Kohli scored 341 runs in 16 matches in Indian T20 League 2022 season for Bangalore under the leadership of Faf du Plessis

Speaking of the video, Faf du Plessis was seen in a podcast where he opened up about his relationship with the former Indian skipper. The host asked him about the way he managed to lead Bangalore despite having Virat Kohli in the dressing room. In response, du Plessis heaped high praises for Kohli.

He also added that the former Indian skipper has energy within him at a different level. Du Plessis also said that his passion has differentiated him from others all over the years. Speaking about the Indian T20 League 2022 season, Virat Kohli scored 341 runs in 16 matches at an average of 22.73.

Faf du Plessis also had a decent season with the bat. He scored 468 runs in 16 matches, at an average of 31.20. However, he managed to lead the team into the top four in its maiden season as the leader. Bangalore lost against the Rajasthan franchise in qualifier 2 of that edition. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli also had a great 20-20 World Cup for team India. He was the highest scorer in the tournament with 296 runs in six matches, at an average of 98.66. Currently, he is not part of the Men in Blue as they are now busy playing the three-match T20I and ODI series in New Zealand.