For players, playing for RCB can be a difficult assignment. The players are dealing with a lot of pressure while honing their skills because they haven’t won a trophy yet. Perhaps this is why so many people fail in the red jersey. We’ve seen cricketers leave Royal Challengers Bangalore and succeed in other franchises on several occasions. There are, however, a few cricketers whose careers were launched while playing for RCB.
These players performed admirably for the franchise and also took a new step forward in their quest for a berth on the National Team. In this piece, we’ll look at five athletes whose careers were boosted by their time with RCB.
1. Virat Kohli
This name has to be at the top of the list. Virat Kohli began his cricket career with the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and continues to play for the same team. Between then and now, he has become the tournament’s leading run scorer and the captain of the Indian team.
In the first few seasons, Virat found himself in the company of legends like Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble, and Jacques Kallis. It was here that he honed his skills and raised the bar to unimaginable heights. Virat learned a lot from his own game while playing for RCB, in addition to learning from the great names.
2. KL Rahul
It was only one season with them, but it completely transformed KL Rahul’s career. Despite making his IPL debut for RCB, KLR went on to play for Sunrisers Hyderabad for a short time before returning to his home franchise.
KL improved his ability to routinely score boundaries and sixes while playing for RCB. Following that season, he was given a chance to play limited-overs cricket for the Indian Team. Since then, the right-road hander’s has been all uphill. He is now India’s finest T20 batsman and is steadily climbing the ODI rankings.
3. Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle’s IPL career was in jeopardy after he was released prior to the 2011 season. Everyone knew he was a true T20 cricketer, but no one was willing to put money into him. The tournament, on the other hand, grew obliged to him after he donned the red jersey.
With his accomplishments at RCB, Gayle was able to regain the trust of all other T20 franchises, who had been sceptical of him up until that point. In his country’s T20 setup, the ‘Universe Boss’ also enjoyed a long run. After playing for RCB, all of this transpired.
4. Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal was trying to secure a position in Team Haryana at the moment, let alone the Indian Team. Yuzi was the second-choice leg-spinner, and Amit Mishra was also in the team. He became the leader of the Indian spin-attack once RCB occurred to him.
RCB’s highest wicket-taker at the moment is the wily leggie. The bowler has 121 wickets for an average of 22.22 in 98 games. Yuzi is the backbone of the RCB bowling unit, as well as a key member of the Indian team.
5. Ross Taylor
Ross Taylor’s career was going through a rough patch at the time. Despite the fact that he was still a member of the New Zealand team, there were worries about his consistency and inventiveness. However, his time at RCB assisted him in overcoming it.
Ross batted 31 times in three seasons, averaging 31.68 runs per game and striking out 148.68 times. In RCB’s first three seasons, he was without a doubt the best player on the team. This period aided the Kiwi in securing a spot in his country’s starting lineup. It also helped him to improve his big-hitting, which he later used to great effect in one of the World Cups.