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23 Facts About Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers have not won the IPL but finished runners-up on three occasions between 2009 and 2016.
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The Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise was purchased by Vijay Mallya, who paid 111.
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Ahead of the tournament, which was shifted to South Africa due to the general elections, the Royal Challengers named Pietersen as the team captain for the season.
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Royal Challengers Bangalore continued to struggle during the initial games of the 2009 season, winning only two of their first six games under the new captain.
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In 2010, the Royal Challengers continued under Kumble's captaincy and finished the regular season with seven wins from 14 matches and 14 points.
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However, Royal Challengers retained only one of their players, Virat Kohli, leaving the rest of the players back in the auction pool.
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Chris Gayle was named Man of the Tournament and Royal Challengers Bangalore set a new IPL record for the most successive wins by winning 7 matches on the trot.
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The Royal Challengers Bangalore, placed in Group B in the first round of the tournament, kicked off their quest for glory with a last-ball defeat to the Warriors.
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The Royal Challengers Bangalore, despite being level on points with Kolkata Knight Riders and Warriors, qualified for the semi-finals on basis of having a better net run-rate than the two teams.
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Royal Challengers Bangalore was ably supported by Kohli, who struck an unbeaten 84 from 49 balls to give RCB a comfortable 6-wicket victory with 9 balls to spare.
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Royal Challengers Bangalore started their season with a blitz from AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli against SRH at Bangalore, to comfortably win their first match.
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Royal Challengers needed to win at least 6 of their next seven matches to have a chance at qualifying for the playoffs.
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Royal Challengers have a huge and passionate fan base all over India and especially in the city of Bangalore.
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Royal Challengers Bangalore have formed a fan-following group named as Bold Army.
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