Royal Challengers Bangalore's Twitter account gets hacked, recovered later

As soon as the admins came to know about it, they got to work and recovered the account within a few hours.

Saurabh GangulyAuthor

Updated - 13 September 2021 12:30 PM


With less than a week to go for the IPL 2021 season resumption, all eyes are set firmly on the developments in and around the tournament. While players are gradually reaching UAE ahead of the competition, those who have completed their quarantine have also started training. All the participating franchises are very determined to leave a mark in the competition and are also sharing videos and pictures of the players on their social media accounts to engage the fans and keep them informed.

However, at such a crucial time, franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore's Twitter account was hacked. But as soon as the admins came to know about it, they got to work and recovered the account within a few hours. They later pushed out a Tweet clarifying what had happened and saying that the previous tweets made from the compromised account have been deleted.

"Dear 12th Man Army, our Twitter account was compromised a few hours ago and we have now managed to get the access back. We condemn the tweet that the hackers put out and we do not endorse any content from that tweet, which we have now deleted. We regret the inconvenience caused," their Tweet read.

Check out the Tweet here:

Prior to the IPL, the news that has become the talk of the town is that RCB and India captain Virat Kohli will reportedly step down from his role as the captain in ODIs and T20Is after the T20 World Cup. Consequently, Rohit Sharma seems set to take the baton from Virat in limited-overs cricket.

A TOI report claims that Virat is planning this move to focus more on his batting which has taken a toll in recent years. With the two more World Cups coming in the next two years, India's run machine is looking to get back to prime form and help India win matches while continuing to be the leader of the group in Test cricket.

However, Kohli will also lead the Bangalore franchise despite having not led them to a single title to date. On the other hand, Rohit has won a record of five IPL titles with the Mumbai Indians and has done well in the limited opportunities he has got to lead the national team in white-ball cricket.


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