Royal Challengers Bangalore’s quest for their maiden IPL trophy ended in disappointment after they crashed out of the tournament after a defeat against Gujarat Titans on the last day of the group stage phase.
The last time the Challengers came close to lifting a trophy was in 2016 when they lost the finals against Sunrisers Hyderabad. It has been seven years since that final, and a lot has changed for RCB since then.
Virat Kohli, who led the franchise for the longest time, stepped down as RCB’s skipper after IPL 2021 and was succeeded by South African powerhouse Faf du Plessis.
When Faf was unveiled as the new RCB skipper, he received a lot of backlash, but the 38-year-old silenced his critics and led the Challengers to the playoffs in 2022 and also led the side well in 2023.
In the latest development, Tom Moody has come in Faf’s support and hailed his performance as a skipper in the last two years.
“RCB have made a great investment in the leadership of Faf du Plessis. A lot of people were unsure whether the move would work or not, but Faf silenced the critics not only with his quality batting but also with his leadership.”
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