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Indian T20 League 2022: Faf du Plessis reveals who is faster between Virat Kohli and him

Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis has revealed that Virat Kohli is the fastest player from Bangalore on the field. Over the years. the duo have been regarded among the best fielders in the game. They have preferred fielding high-traffic areas during the matches. Here, high-traffic areas refer to where the ball travels the most. Meanwhile, after the game between Rajasthan and Bangalore, the Bangalore skipper was asked about who is fastest among him and former skipper Virat Kohli.

Du Plessis said that Kohli is at the pinnacle in terms of fitness and will inform the latter’s fans. “Virat is up there (in terms of fitness), I’ll tell that for his fans,” the former South Africa skipper said. The Proteas batter was appointed as the skipper of the team ahead of the ongoing 15th season. The decision was taken with Kohli stepping down after the last season. The 33-year-old led the team from 2013 to 2021.

In 2013, the right-hander took over the leadership of the team, replacing Daniel Vettori. Before this, the former was a deputy to Vettori in 2011 and 2012 and has led a few games in the Kiwi’s absence. As a matter of fact, the Kiwi handed over the captaincy duties to Kohli midway through the 2012 edition itself. Talking about the former skipper’s captaincy, he has led the team in 140 games, out of which the team won 64, lost 69, tied three, and four ended in no results. Talking about Du Plessis’ captaincy, he has led the South Africa team in all formats before.

In T20Is, the Pretoria-born has led in 40 games and won 25. In the longest format, he has led the team in 36 games, won 18, and lost as many. Talking about the ODIs, he has led the team in 39 games and won 28 out of them. Since late 2019, he hasn’t played for the national team.


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