IPL 2019: It was Vijay Mallya who had bought a franchise in 2008 and named it Royal Challengers Bangalore. Since then, Mallya has gone through a lot of ups and downs in life but the liquor baron king always had his eyes on RCB. He was not in India, yet he watched RCB play and rooted for them as well. After the poor show in 2019, Mallya took to his social media handle and wrote what he felt about the RCB team. He felt that they always been a strong team, but unfortunately only on paper. Mallya’s post read, “Always a great line up but sadly on paper only. Devastated with the wooden spoon.”

After the win over SRH in the last league game, Kohli thanked the RCB fans for their support in a heartwarming post. Earlier in the season, RCB had lost their first six games on the trot which was a big setback for them right at the start.

Meanwhile, the four teams that have qualified for the playoffs are Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chennai Super Kings. With a win over KKR in the last league match of the 2019 season, Mumbai went top of the table which will give them a massive advantage.