Batting in first six overs, it felt like Test cricket: Faf du Plessis

Batting in first six overs, it felt like Test cricket: Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis also lauded RR for the way they played.

RCB captain Faf du Plessis
RCB captain Faf du Plessis (Photo Source: RCB/Twitter)

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) went down to Rajasthan Royals in the second qualifier of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Friday (May 27). Perhaps, a certain Jos Buttler took them down single-handedly smashing his fourth ton of the season. His unbeaten 106 off 60 deliveries helped RR chase down the 158-run target comfortably in the 19th over of the innings.

Speaking after the match, while Faf du Plessis admitted that the Royals outplayed RCB, he also claimed that batting got easy as the evening progressed. He also compared the first few overs of RCB’s innings to Test cricket stating that the ball was hooping around a lot. Their key player and opener Virat Kohli got out early to Prasidh Krishna as well which put an early dent in their innings.

“When we walked off the field, we felt were a few short. It was challenging the first 3-4 overs, there was movement. I Felt 180 was a par score on that pitch. The first six overs felt like Test cricket. Compared to the other wickets, this one was quicker off the new ball, and then it eased off later in the innings,” Du Plessis said in the post-match presentation ceremony.

It was a great season for RCB, says Du Plessis

RCB’s wait to lay their hands on the silverware continues but Faf du Plessis believes they had a great season and was proud of the way his team played. He also thanked all the fans and was overwhelmed with the huge support for the franchise. He also lauded the way the Royals played and reckoned they were more deserving to play the final than RCB.

“Great season for RCB. Really proud. My first season coming in and seeing how special the fans are everywhere we go. A big thank you to everyone coming out and supporting us. Have had some incredible performances for us. Came up against a really strong Rajasthan team who probably deserve it more than us,” the RCB skipper added.