Du Plessis played under Dhoni amid his stretch with CSK and the duo are known to share a incredible bond.
The 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will mark the start of a new era for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) as Faf du Plessis has been named the captain of the franchise.
“The crazy thing is, when I started over in Chennai, I had this idea of what captaincy looks like. And MS was the complete opposite of what I thought it would have looked like! Because my culture was South African, right? So I came to this environment and I was like, ‘this guy was completely different than I thought what it should be!’” Faf noted.
Meanwhile, the star batter further asserted that he’ll bring his style of leadership out instead of trying to be MS Dhoni or Virat Kohli. “What it taught me was that there were different styles, but it is important that you need to be (have) your own style. Because that’s the thing that always comes through when the pressure is on,” said the new RCB skipper.
“So, I can’t try to be Virat Kohli because I’m not Virat Kohli. I can’t try to be MS Dhoni. But there are things I’ve learned that helped me grow my leadership style and mature. So, I’m grateful for that journey,” he further added.