Top RCB Facts | RCB or Royal Challengers Bangalore is one of the most powerful teams of IPL. This franchise has not any championship yet but they have always thrilled the audience with their performance.
The Royal Challengers have never won the IPL but finished runners-up on three occasions between 2009 and 2016. Under the jersey of RCB, many players have earned their fame and potential.
In 2008, RCB franchise was sold to Vijay Mallya for 111.6 million dollars which was the second highest bid after Mumbai Indians’ 111.9 million dollars from Reliance Industries.
The journey of this franchise is full of ups and downs. RCB holds both the records- Highest and Lowest totals, 263/5 and 49 respectively. The RCB Squad is mainly known for high hitters.
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Royal Challengers Bangalore has such a huge and very passionate fanbase from all over India. A total of 13 seasons of IPL has passed but the fan and franchise both are waiting for their first championship title.
Here we have presented you the Top RCB Facts. All of these facts are Lesser Known Facts Of Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Lesser Known RCB Facts
When we talk about the top scorer team in the IPL then the first name that comes to our mind is RCB. The Royal Challengers Bangalore is improving under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. Let’s have a look on some Top RCB Facts –
#1 Fastest Century In Any IPL Match
As previously mentioned, RCB is mainly known for high hitters. The squad of RCB is full of big names, especially batsmen. During a match against Pune Warriors in 2013, Chris Gayle of RCB created a history after completing his century in just 30 balls. In that match, Gayle scored a total of 175 runs in just 66 balls.
#2 Highest 200+ Partnership For Any Team
The batting order of RCB is very strong. They have many powerful batsmen from all over the world. But when it comes to the best partnership, then the partnership of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers is most popular. This franchise has a record of scoring the highest 200+ partnership in IPL. Kings XI Punjab is on second position with a 200 run partnership.
#3 Highest Team Total
In 2013, One of the matches against Pune Warriors India saw Chris Gayle smash 175 off just 66 balls which was the highest individual score in T20 cricket and RCB put up a total of 263 runs on 5 wickets, which was the highest total in T20 cricket. Pune never fought back in the chase and eventually lost the match by 130 runs. People often nicknamed Bangalore as “Ban-gayle-ore”.
#4 Highest Paid Cricketer In IPL
The batsman and the captain of RCB, Virat Kohli is the highest paid cricketer in the history of Indian Premier League. During the auction of IPL in 2018, the RCB franchise retained him for a total of 17 Crores which made him the highest paid player in IPL.
#5 Highest Losses Under The Same Captain
No doubt Virat Kohli is such a very powerful Batman and a very good captain too. But under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, RCB has lost the highest matches in IPL. The win percentage of RCB under Kohli’s captaincy is only 47.16% which is the lowest a captain of any team. This team has lost a total of 55 matches under the same captain, Virat Kohli.
#6 Highest Sixes Hit By Any Team
The powerful batting order of RCB has led this franchise to create a record of – hitting the highest number of sixes by any team in IPL. In terms of most hits outside the park, RCB is on top with 1131 sixes.
#7 Lowest Team Total
During a game against Kolkata Knight Riders in 2017, on the day when RCB made 263/5 against Pune Warriors India in 2013 which was the highest IPL score, they were bundled out for 49 all out which is the lowest IPL score and also where no batsman could score 10 runs. That game was very heart breaking for the fans, franchise and the players.
#8 Highest Centuries In IPL
Royal Challengers Bangalore holds the record of Highest Centuries By Any Team In IPL. The RCB is on the top of the list of Most IPL Centuries with a total of 13 centuries. Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli have a major contribution in this record. Gayle and Kohli have contributed 6 and 5 centuries respectively for their franchise.
#9 Highest Runs In Any IPL Season
In 2016, Kohli set a massive record through his bat. He scored around 1000 runs in a single season of IPL. With a massive score of 973 runs for RCB, Kohli scored the highest runs in any season of IPL.
#10 Free Wifi Connectivity For Fans
RCB is the first team in IPL who have provided free wifi to fans. During the IPL 2014, RCB had provided free wifi connectivity to fans at their home ground. To provide high-speed wifi, a total of 50 access points were set up using fibre optic cables.