Faf du Plessis. (Source: Twitter)

Faf du Plessis will lead Royal Challengers Bangalore in the upcoming Indian Premier League 2022.

“I can’t be happier for the team and Faf. He is a good friend and we get along very well. Looking forward to a good season,” said Kohli, the outgoing captain.

“Coming in as an outsider, I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity,” du Plessis said following the appointment. “It’s no small thing to trust an outsider, an overseas player to do the job as a leader leader. My style in doing that is not going to be ‘my way’. I will rely heavily on amazing experience of our domestic and international players.

“Having been a leader for a while, I’ve been on the journey for creating a culture, it’s close to my heart. First and foremost, my style will be a relational style. To connect with players and start to get to know everyone. The first part of my journey would be to build relationships, try and make sure what are the small things that make each individual tick and how to get the best out of the them.”