Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Faf du Plessis expressed that he has great admiration for teammate Virat Kohli. He added that he loves the Indian batter’s passion, and claimed that its better to play with him rather than in the opponents team. Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis have been opening the batting together for the franchise in the 2023 Indian Premier League.
Faf du Plessis has scored 631 runs in 12 matches while Virat Kohli has amassed 438 runs in the tournament. Speaking to NDTV, the Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper spoke about playing along Virat Kohli. He expressed that he is in awe of the passion that the former Indian skipper has for the game. Faf du Plessis said,
“The biggest thing about Virat is his passion. I always admire playing against Virat. The amount of passion that he has, for every wicket that falls, he would be on a 10-on-10 for every wicket. I wonder how this guy is always passionate, even if a number 11 player gets out. I was in awe of the amount of passion that he has, playing the game of cricket. Now being on the same team as him, I can tell you that playing with him is better than playing against him.”
Virat Kohli is an extremely generous, kind-hearted man: Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis further expressed that Virat Kohli’s passion can act as fuel for other cricketers, to give their bets on the field. He added that the veteran batter is a generous and kind-hearted person, and the two get along well. Faf du Plessis said in an interaction with NDTV,
“When you are playing against him, sometimes, that passion can fuel you as well. I’ve been on the other side of that. Whereas if you play with him, it’s such a great thing. You feel that passion batting with him, and it’s really really infectious. It makes you wanna give your absolute best all the time as well. It’s been great to know the player behind the cricket player and the person behind the cricket player. He is an extremely generous, kind-hearted man. Also a family-oriented like myself. We have become really good friends. We share a lot of similar interests, family driven, passion and tattoos.”
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