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A night of RCB nostalgia in Indore

As KL Rahul and Chris Gayle walked out to the middle, a sense of nostalgia would have hit Royal Challengers Bangalore, and its countless legion of fans. Imagine a batting line-up that has these two opening and then followed by Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers to round off the top four. One season ago, this was indeed the batting ... Read More »

RCB caught short by frustrations on the field

By the end of Sunday’s game at the Chinnaswamy stadium, Virat Kohli wore a familiar look of dejection and seemed like a man who could feel the burden of expectations on his RCB jersey-clad shoulders – an annual ritual by this stage of the IPL for three years now. Kohli held his end of the bargain – an unbeaten 44-ball ... Read More »

Nitish Rana – KKR’s pulse-setting bassist

When Nitish Rana announced his arrival in the Indian Premier League last season, one can bet that not a single soul in Kolkata was happy. His 29-ball 50 that night was one of the major forces that downed Kolkata Knight Riders despite them putting up a stern 178 on the board. After that, the gutsy southpaw would add two more ... Read More »

Vishnu Vinod, Hilfenhaus signed by RCB and DD as replacements

Delhi Daredevils (DD) have roped in Ben Hilfenhaus as replacement for JP Duminy, while Vishnu Vinod, the Kerala batsman, has been signed by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in place of the injured KL Rahul for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017. The 23-year-old Vishnu Vinod impressed with his showings in the Vijay Hazare Trophy (176 runs at an average of 44) ... Read More »

India vs New Zealand: Virat Kohli is transforming team’s mindset into a world-conquering one

An early indication that Virat Kohli would be a tough and uncompromising skipper came in last season’s IPL when he minced no words to justify the exclusion of Sarfaraz Khan from RCB’s playing eleven. One of the reporters at a media interaction enquired if Sarfaraz had been rested. “He was dropped,” said Kohli in no uncertain terms. He pointedly remarked ... Read More »

IPL 2016 AB de Villiers Iqbal Abdullah take RCB into final with stunning win over GL in Qualifier 1

Chasing 159, RCB looked down and out at 29 for five before de Villiers smashed 79 off 47 balls to script a sensational comeback. Bengaluru: Ab de Villiers played a breathtaking knock to single-handedly lead Royal Challengers Bangalore fightback and take them into the Indian Premier League final with a thrilling four wicket win over Gujarat Lions here on Tuesday. Chasing 159, RCB looked down ... Read More »