Former owner of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vijay Mallya stated that the story of RCB has always been the same. Despite having a good line-up on paper on all occasions, they fail to put up a good show and yet again had to be content with finishing at the bottom of the points table. Vijay Mallya mocked RCB for their dismal performances despite having a good line-up including the likes of Virat Kohli, Yuzvendra Chahal, Moeen Ali, AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer and many more.

Taking to his twitter handle, Vijay Mallya tweeted, “Always a great line up but sadly on paper only.” For yet another year, Royal Challengers Bangalore put up a dismal all-round show which saw them getting eliminated from Vivo IPL 12 after the conclusion of the group stage. Their hopes in the tournament were almost dashed after they lost their first 6 games.

However, they made a good comeback in the latter half of the tournament and managed to win 5 of the remaining games. One more victory might have helped RCB sneak through to the playoffs. In the end, it was Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad who made it to the playoffs.

Vijay Mallya
Vijay Mallya

Despite yet another poor season, RCB skipper Virat Kohli promised his fans to do everything to turn it around for their fans next year. Along with AB de Villiers, Kohli stated RCB will look to come back stronger next year.

“Thank you guys for all the love & support – the entire team including the fans, the ground staff & the support staff! Promise to come back stronger next year,” Kohli wrote on his social media platforms.

It has been a tough few years for Royal Challengers Bangalore but they always have a strong team on paper since the inaugural edition of the tournament. It will be interesting to see whether RCB decides to keep Virat Kohli as the skipper after failing to give RCB the title for the 12th straight time in the tournament.

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