IPL: 5 players let off by Royal Challengers Bangalore who won IPL titles
Ever since the commencement of the cash-rich Indian Premier League in 2008, Royal Challengers Bangalore has been the much-talked-about team. They are one of the tournament’s most glamorous and entertaining teams of all.
RCB always had talented Indian cricketers, powerful overseas signings, rich franchise and probably the most passionate fan base. Despite all these, the number of IPL titles in ten years is 0. Still, the team will be pumped up for the coming 2018 IPL season.
Virat Kohli-led RCB has a win percentage of 48.66 with 72 wins and 76 losses from 153 IPL games and this stat does not do justice to the kind of talent that it has possessed over the years. The luck factor also has not favoured the RCB as they have ended up on the losing side in all the three finals they have made it to.
But there have been few former RCB players who have tasted victories in the finals, but only after they joined some other franchise.
Here's a look at 5 players who have been a part of IPL title-winning teams after they were let go by the RCB franchise:
#5 Jacques Kallis
The classic all-rounder from South Africa made his IPL debut with the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the inaugural season. He represented the RCB team from 2008 to 2010 IPL seasons.
During his run with the RCB, Kallis played 46 games and scored 1271 runs at an average of 33. He also took his score beyond 50 on 11 occasions. Even after such a good performance, he wasn't able to win the title for his team.
Kallis joined the Kolkata Knight Riders squad in 2011. A year later, KKR won the IPL title and Kallis was part of the winning team. He scored a valuable 49-ball 69 to help KKR chase down 191 against the mighty Chennai Super Kings.
The former Proteas player last played an IPL match in 2014 and since then he has been the coach for KKR.