Former Chennai Super Kings (CSK) cricketer Faf du Plessis has ended his association with the defending champions and is currently a leader of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season.
But, despite Faf having now become an RCB member, CSK’s fans’ love for the Proteas legend hasn’t come down at all. A glimpse of such was seen during RCB’s match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Wednesday.
A group of die-hard CSK fans were seen at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai to showcase their love and admiration for Du Plessis. The group of fans flaunted a big banner, which read that they have come to watch the game for their former opener, who is now captaining the Challengers in the new avatar.
Fans poster during #RCBvsKKR :
— CSK Fans Army™ (@CSKFansArmy) March 30, 2022
In the game, RCB defeated KKR to open their account on the points table. Chasing a paltry target of 129 runs, RCB almost lost the contest, but Dinesh Karthik’s calm and composure display of batting helped the Challengers win the game by three wickets with four balls remaining.
“Very happy. Close small, margins game are very important at the start. Small score, we just tried to be positive, but very good bowling from their seamers. The ball swung a little more earlier, but today, there was seam and bounce. Two three days ago, it was 200, and today it was 130. We would like to be more convincing,“ said Du Plessis after the match.
“Just the experience. The runs were never a problem. We just needed to have wickets in hand. DK is as close as it gets to MS Dhoni when it comes to being ice cool. I rely on other people for help. We have great people in the camp. There is good communication in the group. The guys have been great. They have been supportive. They are coming to me with ideas,” he added.