Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Faf du Plessis was seen making a massive blunder in a press event ahead of the first IPL 2023 game. RCB are set to face Mumbai Indians in their season opener at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium as they hope to finally end the 15-year trophy drought in the tournament.
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In the aforementioned media event, Du Plessis and Indian batter Virat Kohli were on the panel and the South African was asked about the team’s goals for the season. Reacting to the question, Du Plessis tried stating RCB's motto, 'Ee Sala Cup Namde' which loosely translated to – 'This year the cup is ours’. But instead of saying Namde, Faf du Plessis said 'Ee Sala Cup Nahi’, which left Virat Kohli in splits.
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Faf Du Plessis by mistake says "Ee Sala Cup Nahi". pic.twitter.com/mhyR7Dd1hI— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 1, 2023
The Royal Challengers Bangalore had a great 2022 season as they qualified for the playoffs for the third time in a row. But Du Plessis’ side perished in the second qualifier against Rajasthan Royals. For Bangalore, the former South African emerged as the highest run-scorer with a tally of 468 runs. Whereas with the ball, Wanindu Hasaranga was the pick of the bowlers with 26 wickets.
Talking about the upcoming season, Faf du Plessis expressed that he has full confidence in his team and further that stated his players can win the tournament this year. While speaking to IPLT20.com, he said, “I think we as a team are extremely grateful and we are ready for the season. One thing I can promise you from a player’s perspective is we can take it all the way this time.