Faf du Plessis made his debut for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2022 today. He started a new innings in his career. Previously, he only played for the Chennai Super Kings. Many CSK fans were shocked when the team owners allowed du Plessis to join another franchise.
They did not bid much for du Plessis at the mega auction. Now, it seems the Chennai-based franchise may regret their decision. Playing on his debut for Royal Challengers Bangalore, captain du Plessis led from the front. He opened the innings and scored 88 runs.
The wicket at DY Patil Stadium is challenging for the batters. The average first innings score on this ground was 147. Even du Plessis struggled to score initially. However, once he settled down, he troubled the Punjab Kings bowlers a lot.
Many fans thought the new Royal Challengers Bangalore captain would score a ton. Unfortunately, he fell short by 12 runs as Arshdeep Singh dismissed him caught out. He smashed three fours and seven maximums in his innings that lasted 57 balls.
“The way he’s been batting in the nets and the practice games, I’m really happy I don’t have to bowl to him,” Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer Harshal Patel said about Faf du Plessis.
CSK fans react emotionally after seeing Faf du Plessis score big for another team in IPL
Faf du Plessis joined the Chennai Super Kings in 2021 and remained with them till 2021. In between, he played a couple of seasons for Rising Pune Supergiant, but in most of the seasons, he donned the yellow jersey.
CSK fans enjoyed watching du Plessis open the batting for their team and score runs against others. But today they saw du Plessis in another jersey and destroying the opposition bowlers. He loves to play against Punjab Kings and he continued doing that. Here’s how CSK fans on Twitter reacted:
CSK owners and fans watching Faf Du Plessis pic.twitter.com/wQA3dDeEtM
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) March 27, 2022Advertisement
No one can tell you what is called as mixed feelings better than CSK fans who are watching Faf Du Plessis play such a glorious innings as a captain. Happy for what he is known for, sad for he ain't playing for us anymore. ❤💔
— Neeche Se Topper (@NeecheSeTopper) March 27, 2022Advertisement
CSK CEO after letting go Faf Du Plessis pic.twitter.com/F7cBnf5Wuu
— Rajabets India🇮🇳👑 (@smileandraja) March 27, 2022Advertisement
Faf du Plessis is like that that ex for CSK who got hotter after the break up.
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) March 27, 2022Advertisement
What have you done, CSK? You let go of Faf du Plessis? You let go of the most consistent player of the team? You let go of our guardian angel? How could you do that?! 💔
— The MSDian Girl 💛 (@themsdiangirl7) March 27, 2022
— Abhishek Singh Rajput (@_rajputboy_03) March 27, 2022
Faf du Plessis to CSK pic.twitter.com/WsKTR07TUq
— El Niño🇮🇳 (@suppandiiii) March 27, 2022
Being a CSK fan it's making me damn emotional to see Faf scoring runs for another team🥺😭💛
He picked up from where he left, Mr Consistent 💛🥺🙌
— Ashi Sharma 🦁 💛 (@AshiSharm0407) March 27, 2022Advertisement