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Business News/ Sports / Cricket News/  ‘Rohit Sharma would never say…’: Suresh Raina slams Faf du Plessis' comments on RCB star
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‘Rohit Sharma would never say…’: Suresh Raina slams Faf du Plessis' comments on RCB star

RCB's tough season continued with a heartbreaking one-run loss to KKR, which has placed them at the bottom of the IPL points table. RCB skipper Faf du Plessis has been slammed by his former CSK teammate Suresh Raina for making comments about Mayank Dagar's performance to the media.

Royal Challengers Bangalore's captain Faf du Plessis throws the ball during the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on March 22, 2024. (AFP)Premium
Royal Challengers Bangalore's captain Faf du Plessis throws the ball during the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on March 22, 2024. (AFP)

Royal Challenges Bengaluru (RCB) had another tough outing in this year's IPL. They have lost six of their seven matches so far and are sitting at the bottom of the league's points table. RCB suffered a heartbreaking 1-run defeat to KKR at the Eden Gardens on Sunday, continuing their downward trajectory in this year's tournament.

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Earlier in the month, RCB lost to Rajasthan Royals by six wickets after being bowled out for 183 in their allotted 20 overs. Later, RCB captain Faf Du Plessis told the media that though the Jaipur pitch had improved in the second innings, the 20-run over from Mayank Dagar took the momentum away from RCB.

Speaking to the media, Du Plessis said, “The pitch definitely got better; you could feel it; the ball was skidding along nicely. We were excellent in the first four overs. I think that 20 runs over (from Mayank Dagar) took the momentum away and shifted the pressure back on us."

Now, former India cricketer Suresh Raina, Faf's former teammate at Chennai Super Kings (CSK), has come out in support of the youngster Mayank Dagar. Speaking to Lallantop in Hindi, Raina felt it was unfair for Faf to criticise a young player in front of the press when he hadn't been scoring runs himself.

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“If you speak something like this about a junior in front of the press, it's not right. The captain himself hasn't been scoring runs. I've played with Faf for many years, and he's a dear friend, but he should support the youngsters. You'd never see Rohit Sharma say something like this," the former CSK star told Lallntop.

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Published: 22 Apr 2024, 08:12 AM IST
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