‘Two of India’s greatest ever…’: Faf du Plessis hails MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli ahead of IPL 2024’s Southern derby | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) skipper Faf du Plessis has set the stage for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season opener by praising two of India’s cricketing icons, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, labeling them as the “greatest” players to grace the game.
In a recent episode of RCB’s Bold Diaries, Du Plessis expressed his anticipation for the season’s opening clash, describing the Southern derby between RCB and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) as a “perfect box-office” spectacle.

“I think it’s a great start to the IPL, two iconic teams. Two of India’s greatest ever to play the game, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, it’s going to be a proper box-office start to IPL 2024,” Du Plessis remarked, emphasizing the significance of the encounter between these cricketing stalwarts.

Du Plessis himself had a remarkable campaign in IPL 2023, showcasing his batting prowess with a tally of 730 runs in 14 matches at an impressive strike rate of 153.68. Despite his stellar performances, RCB fell short of reaching the finals, highlighting the team’s aspirations for success in the upcoming season.
Meanwhile, the IPL 2024 season opener will witness defending champions CSK undergoing a significant change in leadership, with star opener Ruturaj Gaikwad being appointed as the new skipper. This decision marks the conclusion of Dhoni’s illustrious reign at the helm of CSK, during which he guided the franchise to an unprecedented five IPL titles.
The anticipation for the IPL 2024 season opener is palpable, with cricket enthusiasts eagerly awaiting the clash between CSK and RCB at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
As the stage is set for another thrilling chapter in the IPL saga, the spotlight remains firmly on the showdown between these two cricketing powerhouses, promising a spectacle of unparalleled excitement for fans worldwide.
(With inputs from ANI)

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