10 Players you might not know played for Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore are one of the most beloved franchises in the IPL. They have entertained the fans over the years. Superstars like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle have all have all played a huge part in contributing to RCB’s success over the years. Royal Challengers Bangalore have made it to the finals on a number of occasions but they just haven’t been able to lift the coveted trophy.
Since the inception of the IPL, RCB has delivered standout players. Some of these players went unnoticed during their tenure with the franchise and went on to find success elsewhere. So, let’s take a look at 10 players who went unnoticed while playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
10. Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Shivnarine Chanderpaul is widely regarded as one of the greatest test batsmen to ever play for the West Indies. He is best known for his batting stance and his incredible patience at the crease while batting. He has accumulated over 20,000 international runs for his country throughout his career that spans over two decades.
No matter how successful he was in Test cricket and ODIs, he failed to make a name for himself in T20s. He was just unable to convert his patience into aggression in the shortest format of the game.
Therefore, the decision to purchase him at the 2008 IPL auctions by the Royal Challengers Bangalore was questionable at best. In fact, his T20 record was so mediocre compared to his Test match records that it often felt that the only thing he had to offer his team was his vast experience.
When he was given the chance to play for RCB, he failed to capitalize scoring only 23 runs in three matches at an average of 8.33. This was his last season with the franchise and was released from his contract the following year. Chanderpaul never played in an IPL match ever again. One could argue that he would have been more suited for either a coaching or mentorship role, but he decided to step away from the league for good.
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