Faf had every chance of completing his first hundred of IPL 2022, but the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore lost his wicket on the second last ball of the 20th over while trying to go for a big shot.
He accumulated 96 runs against Lucknow Super Giants and played a key role in his team’s challenging total of 181/6 in 20 overs. However, he joined the unwanted list of captains who have been dismissed in nervous nineties during in IPL.
Indian legends Sourav Ganguly, Rohit Sharma and Gautam Gambhir are part of the list, while David Warner has registered this feat twice, the most by a skipper.
Captains getting out on the 90s
91 – Sourav Ganguly (2008)
93 – Gautam Gambhir (2012)
99 – Virat Kohli (2013)
91 – David Warner (2015)
92 – David Warner (2016)
94 – Rohit Sharma (2018)
91 – KL Rahul (2021)
96 – Faf du Plessis (2022)
Faf was added to the team in the IPL 2022 mega auction and was given the captain’s armband, considering his experience of leading South Africa in international cricket. He was not retained by Chennai Super Kings for the 15th season of the league.