Virat Kohli was amazed by Faf du Plessis’ unique record in T20s

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Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis


Batsman for Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) Virat Kohli was amazed by captain Faf du Plessis’ unique record before the match against Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. The match between the two teams will take place at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Monday (25 March).

Ahead of the match against Punjab Kings, Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) players were asked an intriguing question in the latest episode of RCB Bold Diaries. Players Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Siraj, Dinesh Karthik, Mahipal Lomror and Akash Deep participated in the game.

The question was Which current Royal Challengers Bengaluru player was the first to take two consecutive five-wicket hauls in T20? Virat Kohli was the first to respond and immediately named New Zealand right-handed speedster Lockie Ferguson. But he didn’t get the answer right.

Glenn Maxwell named leg-spinner Karn Sharma. Whereas he considered the team’s former spinner Wanindu Hasaranga to have achieved an incredible feat. Akash Deep named Harshal Patel as the bowler who picked two consecutive five-wicket hauls in domestic cricket.

Veteran batsman Dinesh Karthik also tried the same. He chose his teammate Himanshu Sharma. However, all the players were wrong in their answers. Captain Faf du Plessis also tried his luck. He first asked about the registration and said: National or international?

Faf du Plessis then surprised many by stating that he was going to say his name, stating. “I was going to say Faf du Plessis. Is that correct?” This also surprised Virat Kohli. He expressed his surprise at the same and said: “Who plays leg-spin bowling? Faff? That!,”

Faf du Plessis achieved the feat in 2011 and 2012. He recorded figures of 5/19 and 5/28 in South African domestic cricket. During the second game, he eliminated the likes of Quinton de Kock, Neil McKenzie, Dwaine Pretorius, Chris Morris and Thami Tsolekile. In total, he has bagged 50 wickets.

Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis to play crucial roles for RCB in the match against PBKS

Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis will next be seen in action when Royal Challengers Bengaluru take on Punjab Kings. The duo will open the innings for the team at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. A full house is expected as it will be the team’s first home game.

Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis played a good hand for Royal Challengers Bengaluru in the first game. The duo gave a powerful start to the team and they hope to continue their good form and lead their team to the grand total of the match.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru lost the first game of the tournament but now they hope to win more games. The duo will be extremely important to the team throughout the league. It remains to be seen how the duo goes about their business in the match against Punjab Kings.