Royal Challengers Bangalore hasn’t performed to their expectations in the recent years despite having star players like Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers over the years. However, in 2020, they managed to make it to the playoffs after 3 poor seasons in 2017, 2018 & 2019. Let us look at some of the numbers and stats
973 – Virat Kohli smashed 973 runs during IPL 2016, which is most for a player in a single IPL edition. David Warner is second on the list with 848 runs in the same edition of the tournament.
5 – Both Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli has 5 centuries each for RCB in IPL which is most for any single franchise. Notably, four of Virat Kohli’s centuries came in a single season of IPL.
263 – Royal Challengers Bangalore hold the record for having the highest ever total in IPL history.
200 – Royal Challengers Bangalore is the only franchise where 3 different players Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli have smashed 200 (or) more sixes in IPL.
3 – Despite Royal Challengers Bangalore not winning a single IPL trophy, they have played 3 IPL finals, which is most after CSK (8) and MI (6).
200 – Royal Challengers Bangalore is the only team to have been involved in three 200+ run partnerships in the IPL.
112 – Royal Challengers Bangalore has the record of hitting 112 runs in the last 5 overs of the IPL match, which is most for any team.
192 – Virat Kohli has played 192 matches for RCB and he is the only player to play so many matches for single franchise. He also remains to be the only Indian player to have played for the same franchise from 2008-2020.
5 – Anil Kumble holds the record for conceding least runs for a 5-wicket haul in IPL. He recorded a bowling spell of 3.1-1-5-5 vs RR in 2009, thus conceded only 5 runs for a 5 wicket-haul.