After RCB victory over SRH, Faf du Plessis made a significant admission. Faf du Plessis of Royal Challengers Bangalore hit an unbeaten 73-run knock against SunRisers Hyderabad on Sunday at Wankhede Stadium.
Royal Challengers Bangalore lost Virat Kohli on the first ball of the game against SunRisers Hyderabad in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season, but skipper Faf du Plessis played the anchor role to help take RCB’s score past the 190-run mark. The South African star visibly tired near the end of the innings. It was Dinesh Karthik who score a quickfire 30 to provide the much-needed impetus to the innings. Following the victory over SRH, du Plessis stated, “we were even contemplating myself —retiring out.”
“Were even contemplating myself —retiring out.” Faf du Plessis
“We want to get him in and bat as long as possible if he’s hitting sixes like that. He’s just so direct. To be honest, I was trying to get out because I was so tired of waiting for DK. We were even talking about me’retiring out.’ Then we dropped that wicket “According to Cricbuzz, Faf said this after the win over SRH.
“DK is in fantastic shape. It was a difficult wicket. Many guys struggled with their first few balls. Fortunately for us, there was a DK drop catch, and he simply disassembled them “He continued.
RCB batted first against SRH and finished with 192/3 in 20 overs. Faf du Plessis finished with a score of 73. Dinesh Karthik, who batted at No. 5, scored 30 runs off eight balls, including one four and four sixes.
Chasing 193, Rahul Tripathi scored 58, but no other batter could keep up with him, and RCB went on to win by 67 runs. Wanindu Hasaranga was named Player of the Match after taking five wickets. With 14 points from 12 games, RCB are fourth in the points table.
“Really happy for Wani, personally he was looking for that one match where he blows right through a batting line-up. He’s been threatening with that right through the campaign, very happy that tonight was that night. He’s obviously one of those special bowlers. If you’re not picking him, especially once you get to the lower-order batters, he can run through you very quickly. Wani is doing exceptionally well. I am glad that I could play a role today in making sure that we can get some runs on the board,” said du Plessis.