'We have set things in place for next three years' - Mike Hesson on RCB under Faf du Plessis' captaincy

‘We have set things in place for next three years’ – Mike Hesson on RCB under Faf du Plessis’ captaincy

RCB is set to play LSG at the Eden Garden in Kolkata in the eliminator of IPL 2022.

Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

RCB director of operations, Mike Hesson indicated the blueprint for the next three seasons with Faf du Plessis as their skipper and heaped praises on the latter’s captaincy potential. The South African batter finished as the top run-getter for the franchise in the league stages with 443 runs in 14 games at an average of 34.07. He has led RCB into the playoffs of IPL 2022 already with eight wins in 14 games.

Faf has been quite animated on the field as well right from getting suggestions from former skipper Virat Kohli and marshaling his bowling troops in the best manner as well. He also has backed Kohli during the latter’s rough patch for the major part of the tournament and it paid off finally with Kohli coming good with a match-winning inning in a crucial encounter against Gujarat Titans.

Faf du Plessis is big on creating a legacy as well: Mike Hesson

Hesson hailed Du Plessis for coming into a new franchise and creating an impact with his leadership straightway and noted his adaption to the RCB culture as well. He added that the 37-year-old creating a legacy within the franchise and hinted at sticking with him for the next three years at least. He concluded that Faf’s capabilities have been a major boost to the side in terms of man-management as well.

“Faf has been great. Once we decided and made him aware of that (captaincy), it was all about him actually coming in and contributing to the culture. For me, culture happens first. It is something quite hard to define. It is more about how you react under pressure, towards your teammates and Faf is big on that. He is big on creating a legacy as well.”

“We actually have got set things in place for the next three years and hopefully beyond. He also has the capability of bringing people along for a ride, which I think is really important,” said Hesson in a video posted by RCB on Twitter.