RCB makes a splash in the press
We like it when you get the news straight from us but it sure does feel good to see respected newspapers carry news from the RCB camp with the insights of our heavyweights. We have compiled a bunch of articles from the past few weeks that you can find in newspapers at your home and read to learn about some of the things happening at RCB.
First up is The Hindu with RCB mentor Anil Kumble’s views on the future of Indian cricket and Virat’s role in it. As someone who played an important role in Virat’s evolution as his captain and mentor, his opinions offer a great insight and make for an interesting read in this article.
In an interview in the Deccan Chronicle, Head coach Ray Jennings is generous in his praise for Vinay Kumar who he says is a “fantastic human being and I was really sad that we missed him last year”. He also recollected his first talk with the youngster four years ago, “During my first talk with him, I told him, you will play for India”.
Jennings also points out the credit that the IPL doesn’t receive for Virat’s development in another interview in the Hindu, attributing a part of Kohli’s superb ODI form and Test performances to the changes he made in his game to adapt to the format of the IPL.
Assistant batting coach Mark O’Donnell also opens up about his role in the same article, saying his focus will be on getting the youngsters, the second tier batsmen closer to the level of the top batsmen like AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle and Tillakaratne Dilshan.
The Deccan Chronicle also carried a feature on our little known find from Tamil Nadu, S Thiyagarajan who impressed Jennings and Kumble enough over a series of 5 selection matches for RCB to earn an IPL contract, read the article here.
17 year old Vijay Zol, a ‘ton machine’ as the Hindustan Times dubs him makes an appearance in this article. The batsman made headlines when he slammed 451* off 467 balls for Maharashtra last year during a Cooch Behar Trophy match and he’s made it to the India U-19 Team that will participate in a Quadrangular series in Australia before joining RCB on April 16th.
Last but not the least, Times of India assures readers that as one of the most consistent sides in the IPL, RCB has the title in sight this time and the form of its key players going into the tournament will be a big boost in their 2012 campaign. Here’s the link for the article, hope you have a good time!