The Royal Challengers Bangalore and their misery of being unable to perform well in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is something that has remained constant across seasons. Despite having a star-studded line-up with the likes of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in its ranks, the team has failed to deliver so far in the current campaign of the T20 extravaganza.
With their latest hammering defeat against the Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday – by 118 runs – has seen the fans finally lose their calm. They took to social media to make their displeasure known as RCB is yet to win a game in the 12th edition of the cash-rich league.
Naveen Shetti, one of the fans, wrote on Twitter: “Someone please sack @imVkohli from RCB. This shameless captain doesn’t believe in his team, he needs only personal publicity. The result of which we are seeing today defeat after defeat. @imVkohli have some shame man and hear from outsider @GautamGambhir.
Here are some reactions:
Rakshit Anil Kumar echoed the sentiments and said: “I wonder how did RCB cross 100? I was expecting a 40-50 all out. Sack @imVkohli captaincy! Every RCBian is ridiculed for the 3d year continuously since 2017. Worst team selection absolute no brainer captaincy. Stop talking abt bowlers, where are the batters?”
Interestingly, it was former Kolkata and Delhi skipper Gautam Gambhir who had first started this debate on Kohli’s captaincy and had said that the India skipper was lucky to still be at the helm at RCB.
“I don’t see him (Kohli) as a shrewd captain or a tactful captain. And he hasn’t won the IPL. So ultimately a captain is only as good as his record till the time you don’t win the IPL,” Gambhir had said.
“He has been part of RCB and captaining RCB for the last seven to eight years and he has been very lucky and should rather thank the franchise that they stuck to him because not many captains have got such a long run where they haven’t won a tournament.”
There were quite a few memes as well as the fans seem to have had enough of RCB failing to rise to the challenges of winning the IPL.
(With IANS Inputs)