Royal Challengers Bangalore: What is Brewing for IPL?

February 13, 2020 9:17 pm

Recently, Royal Challengers Bangalore made a move on social media that had everyone talking. The franchise removed all the display and cover pictures of their social media accounts. They left it at this for over 24 hours. As a result, for 24 hours a buzz was created and this was probably the motive as well.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Breaking The Silence

Now, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), has finally broken the silence and sent out a tweet saying “Sit tight. Be right back”. Fans have made several assumptions about this move. Some are of the opinion that the team will play IPL 2020 with a new name and logo while others are hinting towards “Bangalore” being replaced by “Bengaluru”. Nevertheless, we will get to know on the 14th of February.

Skipper’s Reaction

This move was definitely a secret since Virat Kohli had a similar reaction as the fans. The Captain of the team responded to RCB’s tweet saying “Posts disappear and the captain isn’t informed @rcbtweets let me know if you need any help.”. 

Obviously there are a few cricket-heads who will troll a team at the first chance they get. Since RCB have never won an IPL trophy since the event inaugurated, fans have passed the comment that changing the name will not change the fate. Although, RCB did make it to the finals during 3 of 7 seasons.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Finals Matches:

  1. Deccan Chargers in 2009.
  2. Chennai Super Kings in 2011.
  3. Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2016.

The team has players like AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, and Virat Kohli. Each of these players has been significantly impactful in the cricket industry. Given that if RCB has not bagged even one trophy, then it is highly disappointing to the fans.

However, the team has bought eight new players this time for IPL 2020. The following is the list of players for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2020:

Retained Players:

Virat Kohli

Yuzvendra Chahal

Moeen Ali

Parthiv Patel

AB de Villiers

Pawan Negi

Mohammed Siraj

Gurkeerat Mann

Umesh Yadav

Shivam Dube

Devdutt Padikkal

Navdeep Saini

Washington Sundar

Bought Players:

Chris Morris (10 crore)

Aaron Finch (4.4 crore)

Kane Richardson(4 crore)

Joshua Philippe (20 lakh)

Dale Steyn (2 crore)

Pavan Deshpande (20 lakh)

Isuru Udana (50 lakh)

Shahbaz Ahamad (20 lakh)

Related: Is Royal Challengers Bangalore Getting Renamed?

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