“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work” – A quote that perhaps describes the lanky left-arm seamer Sreenath Aravind the best. The 28-year old Bengaluru boy created ripples in the Indian cricketing circuit with his wicket taking abilities in the IPL of 2011. Filling in for injured Dirk Nannes, Aravind impressed all by scalping 21 wickets from just 13 matches, playing a vital role in taking the team up to the final of the tournament that season. Much to his surprise, his skills earned him a place in the national team against England later in 2011.
Chris Gayle, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers form a batting line up to die for in T20s. RCB thrilled the crowds again this season and the M Chinnaswamy turned into one big carnival every time the men in red and gold played in Bangalore. Despite the superb batting, cruelly, the team fell short of making it to the play offs on net run rate. But still, runs were plundered, records were broken and innings that will be remembered and talked about for years to come were played this season by RCB batsmen. Here’s a look at who did what this season:
Royal Challengers Bangalore have signed Prasanth Parameswaran, the left-handed paceman from Kerala, as a replacement for the injured S. Aravind.
You carry your passion deep in your heart. It’s there keeping you awake the night before a big game. It’s there massaging you after a hard fought win. You bask in the glory the next day, the warmth coming in from within. You wish there was one more way to wear your passion.
We are in the middle of the IPL roller coaster carnival! Are you enjoying the ride so far? I hope you have not been disappointed by the unfolding RCB attractions - both on and off the field. For every stress, challenge, victory or defeat we face, we draw inspiration from each one of you - our loyal and passionate fans.
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Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings Wednesday, April 25th 8 pm M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Pune Warriors India Tuesday, April 17th 8 pm M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
The Royal Challengers Bangalore were edged out by the Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets in a runfest that saw 413 runs being scored at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Thursday evening.
The Kolkata Knight Riders picked up their first win of the 2012 IPL in their effort, a 42 run win against the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Tuesday.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders Tuesday, April 10th 4pm M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore