“I’m not going to be MS Dhoni as a captain,” he said. RCB captain Faf du Plessis. Faf du Plessis says, “MS Dhoni is a great captain.”
Faf du Plessis took over as the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain before the 2022 IPL season. Virat Kohli was the captain before. The former South Africa captain has been a great leader in his first season as captain of the RCB. He led the team to the IPL finals as well.
Du Plessis is thought to be one of the best fielders of all time. He is also the most successful captain in the game’s history in all its forms. The star player for the Proteas talked about how he wants to lead the team and what he has learned from past and present IPL captains.
“I think what was really helpful for me to go through was the conviction that I’m not going to be Graeme Smith as a captain, I’m not going to be Stephen Fleming as a captain, and I’m not going to be MS Dhoni as a leader. To be true to who I am as a person, I have to be myself. Because people can tell when you’re not yourself, he said, “Maybe not when you’re doing well, but when you’re under pressure or not doing well, and the real you will show.”
Du Plessis also appreciated the Chennai Super Kings for his early opportunity.
“When I was still pretty new, I had the chance to go to Chennai. Stephen Fleming is a great leader in the game, and he is also a great leader for New Zealand cricket. A unique thing about him was that he was a man manager who only cared about relationships. And I think, “Wow, that’s incredible.”
“During my first season at CSK, I sat next to Fleming and asked him questions about captaincy and leadership, trying to learn as much as possible. When you add MS Dhoni to the mix, you think, “Wow, this guy’s reading of the game is weird from a strategic point of view.” He said, “And you think he’s a good captain.”