IPL: Faf du Plessis to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore

Kohli’s decision to step down as skipper of the franchise came days after he quit as captain of India’s T20I captain.

The Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday named Faf du Plessis their captain for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The captaincy position had fallen vacant after Virat Kohli stepped down from the role following the end of last season. His decision to step down as skipper of the franchise came days after he quit as captain of India’s T20I captain ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup.

“This will be my last IPL as captain of RCB. I’ll continue to be an RCB player till I play my last IPL game. I thank all the RCB fans for believing in me and supporting me, ”the 32-year-old batter had said at that time.

Kohli was then removed as captain of India’s ODI team and later stepped down from the Test captaincy as well.

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