The Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Faf du Plessis has expressed his admiration for his
former Chennai Super Kings captain, MS Dhoni from his time at the franchise.
In a recent interview with NDTV, du Plessis shared his observations from being around the former India captain.
“I was just observing MS from a distance. I was stealing from my eyes, my years about why he is so successful, what makes him so successful. Even at that stage, one of the most successful international and domestic captains in the world of cricket. It was a privilege to learn from someone like that. But I think also something that I picked up really early on was the importance of being the leader that you are. I could never captain like MS or Virat or Graeme Smith or Stephen Fleming. I find my own way but you can look at things and incorporate from other people,” he shared.
“Something that came from MS is how calm he is and I think that’s something that I have shown through my leadership as well. I am always trying to make sure that I am very clear with my players. You give your absolute best and move on. So, I think that will be the biggest one I picked from MS. He is called captain cool for a reason. There’s no greater guy to learn about being cool than MS Dhoni,” du Plessis added.
The former Proteas skipper would be bought by RCB from CSK in 2021 and named captain after Virat Kohli stepped down from the role.
RCB currently sit fifth in the points table with six wins and six defeats in IPL 2023. In their final two league games, du Plessis and Co will face Sunrisers Hyderabad and Gujarat Titans.
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