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Faf du Plessis Reflects On Shared Values With Virat Kohli Ahead Of IPL 2024
By CricShots - Mar 8, 2024 3:10 pm
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Faf du Plessis, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain, shared insights into the striking similarities he shares with former RCB skipper Virat Kohli, emphasizing their mutual dedication to athleticism, rigorous training, and holistic approaches to professional sportsmanship. Du Plessis acknowledged the strong connection forged with Kohli in their first season at RCB, attributing it to their shared values in approaching the game.

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Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis

“Virat and I are very similar in the way we see the game, think about the game, and how we want to be. We focus on being athletic, training hard, staying fit, and maintaining a holistic approach to being professional sportsmen,” expressed Faf du Plessis in an interview with Star Sports.

Highlighting Kohli’s commitment to fitness, the South African captain commended him as a great example for the younger generation, emphasizing the importance of fitness for longevity in a cricketer’s career.

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“In today’s age of sport, you have to be fit for longevity. Virat is amazing, trains hard, stays very fit. He will be a great example for the younger generation who may rely solely on their talent. Talent is crucial, but fitness plays a vital role in ensuring longevity in your career,” Faf du Plessis added.

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Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli

Meanwhile, former RCB and Team India bowler Varun Aaron expressed optimism about Kohli’s return to top form, fueled by the Indian captain’s insatiable hunger for cricket and unwavering commitment to excellence. Reflecting on Kohli’s exceptional performance in the 2016 IPL season, Aaron joined fans worldwide in anticipating the resurgence of Kohli’s extraordinary batting prowess in the upcoming tournament.

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“All the fans would hope so. Virat is always hungry for cricket, and after a break, he will be missing it. Knowing him, he will come back with double the hunger. I hope he gets back to that kind of form he displayed in the 2016 IPL. The way he was batting was surreal to watch on the sidelines,” expressed Varun Aaron.

As the IPL 2024 season approaches, fans eagerly await the dynamic duo of Kohli and Du Plessis to lead RCB with their shared values and commitment to excellence.