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Had the chance to see how Dhoni’s brain works: Du Plessis

By March 25, 2022Sports games

From having Virat Kohli in the management group to learning about ‘cool captain’ MS Dhoni during his time with CSK, Faf du Plessis is all excited to lead the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the upcoming IPL.

The former South African skipper, who was bought by the RCB for Rs 7 crore at the IPL mega auction earlier this year, was a key member of the four-time IPL champions led by Dhoni since 2012.

“I was lucky to play under MS Dhoni for a very long time,” the 37-year-old said in an interview on the IPL website.

Ahead of their IPL opener against the Kolkata Knight Riders, Dhoni on Thursday handed over the reins of CSK to Indian talisman Ravindra Jadeja.

In his praise for India’s World Cup-winning captain, Du Plessis further said: “I could see very closely how his brain works. You know how things work under him, which was once moreover very lucky for me.” Moving to the RCB, Du Plessis, a three-time IPL winner with CSK, will have his task at hand to secure the elusive title for his new franchise.

Kohli, Karthik and Maxwell in the leadership group ============================ But Du Plessis is not impressed with the expectations and said he would benefit from his core “leadership group” which includes Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and Dinesh Karthik.

”Virat was the captain of this country for a very long time. I mean, a very good leader for Indian cricket and for the RCB… So that experience and wisdom and knowledge that comes with it is second to none.

”And then the same Maxi (Glenn Maxwell). He captained many games, especially in T20 cricket. His brain and his ideas are therefore very valuable and the same goes for Dinesh Karthik.

”I’m very lucky that we have a very strong leadership group within the team. I’m the kind of leader who relies on a lot of other people.

“So I’m going to bring them as close as possible to make sure they can use all this information to the best of RCB. Each captain has their strengths. I think for me, my time has been over to watch these different leaders and see their strengths, but also to find my own path in what is going to be different today.

”It’s really important that you are, who you are. And then you can use those things that you learned from different people. And just add them to your captain style,” he added.

RCB will face Punjab Kings in their IPL opener at Navi Mumbai here on Sunday.

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