A few hours following declaring their new captain, Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday revealed their new jersey for IPL 2022. The show took place at an event called ‘RCB Unbox’ in Bengaluru whilst the first look of the outfit was also shared on franchise’s social media handles.
The franchise took to Twitter on Saturday evening and released a short video in which the team’s brand new jersey, combination of red and black could be seen.
Furthermore, former South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis is named Virat Kohli’s descendant – the new commander of RCB.
Du Plessis, is an obvious choice following Virat Kohli. He was bought for INR 7 crore by RCB and is present for the whole season.
Du Plessis was given the cap by team’s chairman Prathmesh Mishra and director cricket operations Mike Hesson in an event here.
“Obviously coming in as an outsider, I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity. I have played a lot of IPL cricket. I understand the dynamics and it’s no small thing to trust an outsider which is an overseas player to do the job of the leader,” Du Plessis stated.
Du Plessis till now has played 100 games, scoring 2935 runs. He scored 633 runs for CSK in previous year’s IPL-winning campaign.
Ex-captain Kohli, also congratulated Du Plessis in a recorded video message.
“I couldn’t be happier to pass on the baton to a good friend, someone I’ve known over the years,” Kohli stated.
“We’ve been in touch for many years now. He’s one of the few guys I’ve gotten to know a little bit more apart from cricket. My partnership with Faf is going to be exciting. The squad we’ve put together is amazing. Our team looks balanced and strong, and I can’t wait to get started,” he appended.