Starting with the Auction where the focus was on bringing into fold the “Destructors of Modern Day Cricket” like AB, Dilshan, Zaheer and Vettori. Retaining Virat against the likes of Kallis also proved that RCB was aiming for a podium finish this time. But the turning point was bringing in “Gayle” and it proved to be a blessing in disguise for the RCB. Focus was on quality as Vettori was handed over the captaincy over AB, Dilshan or Kohli. Vettori is known to be revised version of Dhoni (Cool and Smart Captain). And his valuable contributions and brilliant captaincy made RCB reach the the grand final for the second time.
Also Kumble retiring and taking up mentorship helped young fast bowlers like Mithun and Aravind to prove themselves in the competition. Kumble has always and is an inspiration for all bowlers across the country.