Cricbuzz IPL 2022 : The Australia great Shane Watson hails RCB’s ‘brilliant decision’ to name Faf skipper


If even the tournament started, RCB were one of my favourites

RCB’s 14-run win against Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL 2022 Eliminator on Wednesday in Kolkata, Watson admitted that the side were one of his favourites even before the tournament had kicked off, owing to their brilliant auction.

If even the tournament started, RCB were one of my favourites because of how well they did in the auction and how well-balanced their squad is. Faf du Plessis was a great buy for them. Because knowing that Virat was going to step down, Faf was probably was one of the only few players I think would do a brilliant job by getting the best out of Virat as not the captain and steer the franchise into right direction.

Watson then hailed the decision to name Faf as their skipper, opining that it was the right move after Kohli had stepped down after the end of the 2021 season. 

Watson also listed Josh Hazelwood, Harshal Patel and Dinesh Karthik as they other players who played a key role in RCB’s run to the playoffs for the third consecutive season. However, this was the first time in three years the franchise managed to cross the Eliminator hurdle.

“Josh Hazlewood, he has shown that previously with CSK, and now his bowling the T20s has gone through the roof in the last 18 months. Harshal Patel has been for value again. But the biggest standout has been Dinesh Karthik.” said Watson. 

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