Updated April 21st, 2024 at 23:05 IST

'The RCB chant is the LOUDEST. Desperately want to make fans PROUD': Faf du Plessis gets EMOTIONAL

Despite the heartbreak, Faf du Plessis expressed immense pride in his team's fighting spirit and dedication.

Reported by: Vishal Tiwari
Faf du Plessis | Image:IPL

In a heart-wrenching moment following a last-ball thriller between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), RCB captain Faf du Plessis opened up about the emotional journey of leading the team and the overwhelming desire to make the fans proud. Despite RCB falling agonizingly short of a remarkable chase by just one run, du Plessis remained resilient and vocal about the team's commitment and determination.

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The match, which saw KKR post a formidable total of 222/6 in 20 overs, appeared to be slipping away from RCB's grasp. However, Karn Sharma's heroics in the dying moments of the game reignited hopes of a miraculous victory. The young Indian talent stunned the audience by smashing Mitchell Starc, the most expensive player in IPL history, for three consecutive sixes. But Starc had the last laugh, dismissing Sharma and sealing KKR's narrow victory.

Faf du Plessis' emotional message for fans 

Reflecting on the match, Faf du Plessis acknowledged the challenges of chasing a mammoth target and emphasized the importance of quick decision-making and adaptability. "With a target like 220, it takes a lot to get there. Narine's over was the turning point for me. The game does not allow you to take your time anymore. You just have to play the match-up with quality bowlers like Narine," Faf du Plessis remarked.

Despite the heartbreak, Faf du Plessis expressed immense pride in his team's fighting spirit and dedication. "I am proud of the boys. We thought the total was chaseable and showed a lot of fight out there. We are as desperate to get back to winning ways. Our fan base is unbelievable. The RCB chant is the loudest. We desperately want to make our fans proud," Faf du Plessis added, highlighting the team's unwavering commitment to turning their fortunes around and repaying the faith of their passionate supporters.


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As RCB continues to search for that elusive victory, Faf du Plessis' emotional words serve as a reminder of the team's resilience, determination, and the unbreakable bond with their fans. With the support of their loyal fan base and the unwavering spirit of the team, RCB remains hopeful and determined to bounce back stronger in their upcoming matches, aiming to transform their desperation into jubilation and make their fans proud.


Published April 21st, 2024 at 23:05 IST