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There’s similarity in Dhoni and my captaincy style: Faf du Plessis

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New Delhi:  Set to lead an IPL franchise for the first time, newly-appointed Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Faf du Plessis said his leadership style is pretty much similar to that of ‘Captain Cool’, Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

The 37-year-old Du Plessis has been an integral part of Chennai Super Kings side under Dhoni since 2012 and also played for the the new-defunct Rising Pune Supergiant.

“I’m very lucky that I’ve been around some fantastic leaders in my journey in cricket. I grew in with Graeme Smith, who is South Africa’s best leader ever,” the former South African skipper was quoted as saying in RCB website.

“And then the 10 years with MS and Stephen Fleming, two fantastic leaders. I do think that there’s similarity in MS style and my style in terms that we both are very relaxed characters,” Du Plessis said.

The South African also said that he found Dhoni to be complete “opposite” to what it was like captaining in South Africa.

“The crazy thing for me really is when I started with Chennai, I had this idea of what captaincy and leadership look like.

“And MS was completely opposite to what I thought it would look like because of my culture in South Africa,” Du Plessis said.

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