Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Faf du Plessis played a giant knock to rescue his side from a disastrous situation in the ongoing IPL 2022 match against Lucknow Super Giants at the DY Patil Stadium. The stylish captain played a captains’ innings and carried the side throughout until the end, just when his side needed him the most.
Asked to bat first, Faf du Plessis walked out to bat after former captain and batting maestro Virat Kohli was dismissed for a golden duck. Though, he took some time to settle on the field, but soon he switched gears and started smashing the bowlers of LSG to all the corners of the ground. LSG bowlers managed to strike at regular intervals however they couldn’t stop the Faf storm.
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Faf du Plessis, who failed to make a big impact with the bat since his sensational knock of 88 runs in RCB’s first game of IPL 2022, anchored the innings to perfection. However, he was dismissed on the penultimate ball of the final over. He missed out on just 4 runs from completing the much-deserving century.
Faf du Plessis smashed 11 fours and 2 sixes, in his sensational knock of 96 runs off 64 balls. All thanks to his sensational knock, RCB posted a competitive target of 181 runs on the scoreboard.
Meanwhile, fans on social media were thrilled with the amazing performance of Faf du Plessis. From cricketers, experts to fans, everyone took to their Twitter to hail the brilliance of the RCB captain.
Check out the best reactions:
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) April 19, 2022
Faf Du Plessis has done this many many times, what a player in this league.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 19, 2022
Hundred would've been cherry on the cake for Faf du Plessis.!And he deserve this hundred too.!
— Deep Point (@ittzz_spidey) April 19, 2022
Superb rescue act by skipper @faf1307 for #RCB after being put in a spot of bother. But this total may not be enough on what looks like a batting paradise, need some magic from @Wanindu49 or @HarshalPatel23 tonight to defend 181 against an in-form #LSG#LSGvRCB #IPL2022
— Abhinav Mukund (@mukundabhinav) April 19, 2022
Captain standing up when the team needs him and leading from the front. A cricketer defined by character. Let’s go, Faf du Plessis. What a splendid knock this has been!#LSGvRCB
— Prajakta (@18prajakta) April 19, 2022
Heartbreak for Faf Du Plessis, he missed out from his maiden IPL century – 96 (64). What a knock by him, started slowly and unleashed later. A superb innings by Faf, scored last 53 runs in just 26 balls. pic.twitter.com/I51cDdTSSR
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 19, 2022
Well played RCB's Captain Faf du plessis. pic.twitter.com/F5pUeAYjtm
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) April 19, 2022
A perfectly measured and composed innings from Faf du Plessis, and man has he got legs between the wickets. Fantastic knock. Well played skip. 🔥 #LSGvRCB
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) April 19, 2022
Captain's knock from Faf du plessis. Tackled the under pressure situation very well with his patience. Time to accelerate keep going. 🔥👍 pic.twitter.com/4ViOAJgFyy
— Akshat (@AkshatOM10) April 19, 2022
💓 Faf du plessis : king innings in my books ✍🏼 pic.twitter.com/2M0CMBHCrQ
— Diksha 🏳️🌈 (@BrahmaandKiMaa) April 19, 2022