23 Facts About Royal Challengers Bangalore


Royal Challengers Bangalore are a franchise cricket team based in Bangalore, Karnataka, that plays in the Indian Premier League .

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Royal Challengers have not won the IPL but finished runners-up on three occasions between 2009 and 2016.

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The teams for the competition, representing 8 different cities of India, including Royal Challengers Bangalore, were put up on auction in Mumbai on 20 February 2008.

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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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Royal Challengers faced Chennai Super Kings in the 1st qualifier at Mumbai.

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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 came out with a spirited batting performance with Tillakaratne Dilshan and Virat Kohli scoring half-centuries.

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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 played the New South Wales Blues in the semi-finals of the tournament.

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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 began the 2012 IPL without the services of talisman Chris Gayle who had arrived in India, carrying a groin injury he had sustained in the preceding Bangladesh Premier League.

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RCB went down to Mumbai in a hard-fought match at Royal Challengers Bangalore but bounced back in Delhi as ChrisGayle became the first man to hit 3 centuries in the IPL, hitting 128* at Delhi.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore started their season with an unconvincing win against KKR at Kolkata, supported by a knock of 96 by Chris Gayle.

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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 Bangalore have active rivalries with Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders.

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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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