Ahead of IPL 2021 season starts with a match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore tomorrow. Usain Bolt has a special message from the RCB stars Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers.
After completing the fastest 100 meters run on Wednesday, Usain Bolt had sent a message on Twitter to two-star players of the Royal Challenger Bangalore franchise.
Bolt had worn the RCB jersey in that message, and he has commented that he is the fastest cat around. The word cat refers to the logo of PUMA logo, which is on the RCB jersey.
The RCB side has star-studded players. But they have failed as a unit to perform on the field. The side, which looks so strong on paper, has not lifted a single IPL trophy.
The RCB team had come close three times to win the title. But they did not get the final push to clinch the glorious IPL title.
In 2016, Royal Challengers Bangalore reached the finals only because of their skipper Virat Kohli, who scored the most runs in a single IPL season.
Virat Kohli had opened the batting in that season, and he scored 973 runs in the IPL 2016 season. Virat also smashed the record of scoring the most centuries in a season.
Kohli had scored four of them in 2016. But still, RCB could not cross the final hurdle, and till now, they are the trophy-less team of the Indian Premier League.
In the IPL 201 season, Virat will again open the innings with Devdutt Paddikal. RCB needs Kohli and AB De Villiers to fire in this tournament.
RCB also has picked Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, and Kane Richardson as their overseas players. It needs to be seen how these overseas stars perform and with what combination does this RCB side goes in.
Royal Challengers Bangalore will face the Defending Champions, Mumbai Indians, in their first clash of the IPL 2020. This match will be played in Chennai, and it will be broadcasted at 7.30 PM IST on the Star Sports Networks, and live streaming will also be available on HOTSTAR, Live TV, and Ten Sports mobile applications.