Muskaan ∙ May 18 2023, 5:01 PM | 2 Min Read

"For every wicket that falls, he would..." Faf du Plessis On Batting Alongside Virat Kohli 

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RCB captain Faf du Plessis shared his thoughts on playing alongside Virat Kohli in the IPL. Du Plessis became a part of RCB during the previous season's mega IPL Auction and took on the role of captain after Kohli stepped down following the 2021 edition. The pair have formed a strong opening partnership for RCB, consistently providing solid starts in the current IPL season.

Talking about Kohli, who's aggressive demeanour on the field, while batting and fielding, has added excitement and intensity to the ongoing season Faf told NDTV:

“The biggest thing about Virat is his passion. I always admire playing against Virat. The amount of passion that he has, for every wicket that falls, he would be on a 10-on-10 for every wicket. I wonder how this guy is always passionate, even if a number 11 player gets out. I was in awe of the amount of passion that he has, playing the game of cricket. Now being on the same team as him, I can tell you that playing with him is better than playing against him." 

The Faf-Kohli duo has been an infectious pair this season, with Du Plessis is leading the race for Orange Cap with 631 runs, and Kohli with scored 438 runs.

“When you are playing against him, sometimes, that passion can fuel you as well. I’ve been on the other side of that. Whereas if you play with him, it’s such a great thing. You feel that passion batting with him, and it’s really really infectious. It makes you wanna give your absolute best all the time as well. It’s been great to know the player behind the cricket player and the person behind the cricket player. He is an extremely generous, kind-hearted man. Also a family-oriented like myself. We have become really good friends. We share a lot of similar interests, family driven, passion and tattoos," added the Proteas player.