“You want to beat him but you don’t want to beat him”- Faf du Plessis on CSK skipper MS Dhoni
By SMCS - Mar 19, 2024 12:44 pm
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Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Faf du Plessis played many seasons under MS Dhoni’s captaincy at the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). He believes those years helped him to become a leader. Du Plessis also said watching Dhoni and Stephen Fleming go about their business helped him to improve his leadership skills as well. Although he is now an RCB captain and Dhoni his opponent, Du Plessis has a lot of respect for the legendary wicketkeeper-batter.

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MS Dhoni receoves a grand wlecome

Speaking to Star Sports, here’s what Faf du Plessis had to say about MS Dhoni: “He is the greatest captain ever. I am so lucky I got to spend time with him for so many years. I think my years at Chennai were probably the biggest thing in my career & shaped me from a leadership perspective. When I see him, it’s like a big brother. You want to beat him but you don’t want to beat him because there’s so much respect.”

Meanwhile, Faf du Plessis’s first assignment in IPL 2024 will be against MS Dhoni as RCB and CSK will play in the curtain raiser in Chennai on March 22. Faf du Plessis also enjoyed batting with Glenn Maxwell during the IPL 2023 season and the duo stitched some huge partnerships along the way.

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Faf du Plessis and MS Dhoni

“I think we never really saw the full potential of Glenn Maxwell before the IPL. But with RCB, I think he has really found consistency. Last year batting with him made batting so easier for me because he is so destructive against the spinners. He has had a really good run in international cricket as well. Hoping that form continues,” Faf du Plessis concluded.