I was very lucky to have played under MS Dhoni for a very long time: Faf du Plessis

Du Plessis played a long time for CSK and would be leading RCB in IPL 2022.

MS Dhoni and Faf du Plessis
MS Dhoni and Faf du Plessis. (Photo Source: Twitter)

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South Africa’s veteran batter Faf du Plessis felt that he was lucky to have played under MS Dhoni’s captaincy in the IPL for a long time. Dhoni recently stepped down as CSK’s captain and the franchise has now named all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja as the new leader. Du Plessis does know a lot about Dhoni having played under him for the last decade in his stint with CSK which came to an end this year after he was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR seven Crore in the mega auction

As per the reports, Dhoni made the decision because Ravindra Jadeja was at his best form in recent times and is ready to captain the franchise. The former Indian captain has won four titles for his franchise in 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021 and has also made the playoffs in every season for CSK except 2020. The wicketkeeper-batter will go down as one of the all-time best IPL captains and his numbers tell the story as well.

I got to see closely how his brain works: Faf du Plessis

Du Plessis who has been named as RCB‘s new captain mentioned that he has played under a lot of good leaders and picked Graeme Smith as the first of them to have stood out. He went on to note that he was very lucky to play under Dhoni which has helped him to analyze the thinking of the latter. He also noted the importance of Stephen Fleming’s role as the head coach and added that he will look to add the bright features from his previous leaders into his style of captaincy.

“I have played under some very good leaders. Graeme Smith was one, he had some strong qualities as a leader that really stood out. And then when I moved to Chennai, I was very lucky to have played under MS Dhoni for a very long time. I got to see closely how his brain works, how things operate under him which was very fortunate for me. Also, Stephen Fleming. He had been a very good leader at the international level, now a well-established coach,” Du Plessis told as quoted by India Today.

“Every captain has his strengths. The icing for me has been over my time, I have been able to look at these leaders and identify their strengths and also find my own way. I think it’s really important that you are who you are and add those things that you have learned from others to your style of captaincy,” he added.