Cricket Viral Video: Faf Du Plessis and Chennai Super Kings is one of the best love stories in cricket. The player has high regard for the team even after leaving them and the fans absolutely adore him.
The reception he received in IPL 2023 when he played against Chennai Super Kings was heartwarming. Even the former Proteas batsman has stated that for him, CSK is more than a team and is like a family.
He has claimed many times that the team has helped him dearly and he has repaid them every time. The former South African skipper played in CSK for 8 seasons and is their third-highest scorer. But let’s take a look at the inning that made him a superhero and always a love child for every CSK fan.
Cricket Viral Video: The Clutch God
It was 2018, and CSK had just come back after a ban of two years and qualified for the qualifier after being in second position. Their opponent Sunrisers Hyderabad boasted one of the strongest bowling line-ups and were brutal.
While chasing a small target of just 140 runs, CSK started struggling. They lost their 6 wickets on just 62 runs with every major batsman going back to the pavilion. Everyone except Faf Du Plessis and he was not going to let his team suffer anymore.
A heroic innings of 67 runs in just 42 deliveries saw CSK crossing the line with 5 balls remaining. Faf finished the match with a six in vintage style. And ensuring that his name would be remembered by every CSK fan.
The Ultimate Champions
Chennai went ahead and won that IPL. The finals were another show where another veteran opener played a brilliant inning for the Super Kings. Shane Watson scored a brilliant century and CSK won the title for the third time.