IPL 2022: CSK fans come up with special banner for Faf du Plessis in KKR vs RCB game
A group of CSK fans cheered for RCB captain Faf du Plessis, flaunting a massive banner during KKR vs RCB game
Former Chennai Super Kings opener Faf du Plessis has ended his association with the defending champions and taken the skipper’s role for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season. But, the Yellow Army’s fans continue to love the former South African star.
A group of die-hard CSK fans were seen at the ground to watch Match six between RCB and the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai to showcase their love and admiration for Du Plessis. The fans flaunted a big banner, saying they have come to watch the game for their former opener who is leading RCB in the new avatar.
We are CSK fans but we are here for Faf du Plessis, read the banner
A photo of the CSK fans holding up the huge banner at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy went viral on social media.
Fans poster during #RCBvsKKR :
— CSK Fans Army™ 🦁 (@CSKFansArmy) March 30, 2022
Meanwhile, RCB pipped the two-time champions KKR to open their account on the points table. Chasing a target of 129 runs, RCB almost choked. However, with the help of some lusty blows from Harshal Patel and Dinesh Karthik, RCB went on to win the contest by three wickets with four balls remaining.
Winning the toss, RCB skipper Faf du Plessis invited KKR to bat first. The decision proved to be right as KKR lost three of their top-order batters within the field restrictions period. Despite making runs at a steady pace, KKR were reduced to 44/3 in six overs with Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, and Nitish Rana perishing.
The two-time champions would have liked their new skipper Shreyas Iyer to play a captain’s knock. However, he also failed, making 13 runs only. Eventually, the ‘Men in Purple’ ended up making 128 runs losing all their wickets within 18.5 overs.
Chasing 129 to victory, the Red Army lost their first wicket with only one run on the board. However, the real damage was done when both skipper Du Plessis and Virat Kohli were dismissed one after the other, leaving RCB at 17/3 in 2.1 overs. But RCB managed to recover from the early jolts and won the contest in the last over of the match.