RCB Team Photos: All the iconic moments

Published on: Mar 13, 2023 3:29 pm IST|Updated on: Mar 13, 2023 3:29 pm IST

The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is one of the most popular franchises in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and has a massive fan following. The team represents the city of Bangalore and is known for its explosive batting and aggressive style of play. In this blog, we will take a closer look at the story of the RCB team, from its inception in 2008 to its journey so far in the IPL.


The RCB team was formed in 2008 as one of the eight franchises in the inaugural season of the IPL. The team was owned by Vijay Mallya, the Indian businessman and former chairman of the United Breweries Group. The team was named after Mallya’s liquor brand, Royal Challenge, and was initially called the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

The team’s performance in the first season of the IPL was disappointing as they finished seventh in the standings. However, the team bounced back in the second season in South Africa and reached the final, but lost to the Deccan Chargers.


The RCB team has had a mixed bag of performance in the IPL since its inception. While the team has consistently been one of the most popular and talked-about franchises, its performance on the field has been inconsistent. The team has reached the finals of the IPL thrice but has never won the tournament.

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Iconic Moments

  1. Chris Gayle’s 175* against PWI in 2013: This was a historic moment for RCB and IPL as Chris Gayle smashed 175* off just 66 balls in a match against Pune Warriors India. This is the highest individual score in T20 cricket and Gayle’s innings included 13 fours and 17 sixes.
  2. RCB’s first IPL final appearance in 2009: In the second season of IPL, RCB made it to the final for the first time under the captaincy of Anil Kumble. Though they lost to Deccan Chargers, it was a significant moment in the franchise’s history.
  3. Virat Kohli’s 973 runs in 2016: In the 2016 IPL season, Virat Kohli had a phenomenal run with the bat, scoring 973 runs in just 16 matches, including 4 centuries and 7 half-centuries. This is the highest run total in a single IPL season.
  4. AB de Villiers’ 129* against Gujarat Lions in 2016: In a must-win match against Gujarat Lions, AB de Villiers played one of the greatest innings in IPL history, scoring 129* off just 52 balls. His innings included 10 fours and 12 sixes and helped RCB secure a spot in the playoffs.
  5. RCB’s run to the final in 2016: After a slow start to the season, RCB won 6 out of their last 7 matches to make it to the playoffs. They then won their next 3 matches, including the final against Sunrisers Hyderabad, to reach their third IPL final. Although they lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad, it was a remarkable comeback from the franchise.

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