IPL 2023
Virat Kohli Reveals When Faf du Plessis Will Be Playing At Full-time Captain
By CricShots - Apr 26, 2023 8:08 pm
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Virat Kohli came out for the toss for the third consecutive game in the absence of Faf du Plessis in Royal Challengers Bangalore’s home match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Wednesday, 26 April. Kohli stood in for Faf du Plessis who has been nursing a rib injury in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and has been batting as the Impact Player.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is leading the RCB team

Virat Kohli provided an injury update on the RCB skipper and confirmed that the South African will still play as an Impact Player against KKR and can be expected to play the full game against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG).

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During the toss, Virat Kohli said, “Faf will play the impact role again tonight. We are playing the same team as the last game. Hopefully, he will lead from the next game onwards but yeah tonight he will play the same role that he played in the last 2 games.”

Asked about returning to lead the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2023 season, Kohli said that it was unexpected, but he had been enjoying it.

Virat Kohli
Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli

Talking to the broadcasters, Virat Kohli said, “It was unexpected but nothing now I’m used to. The planning has been great, and the guys are playing great cricket so it wasn’t difficult for me to step in and just handle things a little bit. I did a few things instinctively as well on the field which comes naturally, but it’s been good as the team has done well so far.”

Kohli won his first toss in the ongoing edition of the tournament and opted to bowl first. Kohli said that it looked like a great pitch and they had the batting to chase down big totals.

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Talking about the conditions, Virat Kohli said, “Looks like a great pitch. The usual Chinnaswamy pitch we expect. So as I said. Chasing a total, you are never out of the game. One partnership can get you through so that’s exactly what we are looking at and hopefully, we will start strong with the ball.”