The hammers hit the table for the 1st time in the year 2008 and the most awaited Indian Premier League player’s auctions took place. Several stars and young talents were up for grabs and players were being bought by the franchise like hot cakes and their prices were such like as if sky is the limit. When the teams were formed finally, millions of cricket fans started assessing which team is the best, which team has which players and so on. One among all teams was Royal Challengers Bangalore. All teams were praised for their picks but this was one team which was being criticized by one and all.
As everyone knew that 20-20 is all about hitting big shots everyone started making statements that Team Royal Challengers Bangalore has players who are only suitable for playing Test Cricket. All thought that the Mallya’s had done a mistake of forming a Test team in such a format of the game. Royal Challengers Bangalore had the last laugh as the players performed so well that all the criticisms were looked behind and they were looked upon as one of the most consistent performing teams, after a disappointing performance in 1st Indian Premier League, they performed really well in remaining seasons by reaching semis and also once in finals and also created many upsets through their mind-blowing performances that other teams could have even thought of.
The Dream Runs:
Many things went really well for the Team Royal Challengers Bangalore. Jacques Kallis being the top run getter in Indian Premier League -3 and a match winner, Anil Kumble’s economical bowling where he even took 5/5 which is the best bowling figure in IPL, Praveen Kumar’s Hat-Trick, Manish Pandey will always be remembered as the First Indian To Score Century In Indian Premier League, Robin Uthappa with his power puff hits could take the game away any time from the opponents, Rahul Dravid always gave consistent performances which is much needed for this format, the deadly bowling of Dale Steyn at full pace and match winning knocks of Ross Taylor and the list remains endless.
The Success Story:
Mr. Sidhartha Mallya has used his ideas to the optimum and his plans have been executed beautifully leading to the path of success. Each team had their own websites, but The Mallya’s did great work by developing Royal Challengers Bangalore website such that fans could get a lot of involvement in it. Getting feed-backs, suggestions and outputs from the fans and many more, were few of the best things which could happen and it did not take place just for sake of it but was implemented too. The Online Marketing Team of Royal Challengers Bangalore has been phenomenal in this and are all up for praises for such an excellent and tremendous work and efforts been put into which is one of the many reasons for success of Royal Challengers Bangalore. As a Team, the players of RCB really got along well with each other in hard times as well as in good times. Whatever the situations were, they always stayed together as one unit.
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Many can argue that many things could have gone better for Royal Challengers Bangalore but it can be said that this team will be looked upon as one of the most consistent teams in Indian Premier League. The Team Management can look back and see what improvements could be made for upcoming seasons but there is nothing really to be said about this but all we can say is Royal Challengers Bangalore is going to give tough competitions to all the teams in near future.
The talents of local players are immense in the country and Ranji Trophy 2010 season is the biggest proof for this where many players have opened door for themselves with their strong performances and Royal Challengers Bangalore should look into that too and make their best picks this time around. After retaining Virat Kohli as the only player, which led to disappointment of many fans as to why even others were not retained, the Team Management is surely looking upon the future prospects too in the fresh 2011 auctions. The Team must also pick a Captain on a long-term basis which is very much essential for any successful team. They should buy back some of the most valuable players instead of making wholesome changes in the team and also pick exciting talents for the upcoming seasons in their kitty.Royal Challengers Bangalore is going to be one of the most challenging and fearsome team to watch out for.Its been a wonderful journey of three seasons for the Team Royal Challengers Bangalore and its future looks very bright with many more success to come.