List of Records RCB holds despite not winning any trophyAugust 16, 2022 | Rahul Shriwastav
Since the Indian Premier League's start, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has consistently been one of the most popular franchises. The RCB team, which is constantly loaded with outstanding players, fell short of winning the title.
RCB still hasn't won the coveted title despite having such a good team. In 2009, 2011, and 2016, they made it to three finals, but on each occasion, they were unable cross the final hurdle. But despite of not having any glory, RCB has probably the best fan following. When RCB plays, their fans are always there to support them, regardless of the outcome.
Every season, the team's fans can be seen showing their love and support as they express their optimism that their team would soon break its trophy drought. Every time RCB play, loud cries of "Ea Sala Cup Namde" and "RCB RCB RCB" can be heard.
RCB hold some of the most astounding and amazing records in the history of the IPL, despite not having a trophy. Let's have a look.
1. Most Match For Single Franchise - Virat Kohli (223)
Virat Kohli is the only player to play for a single franchise in IPL. He has played 223 matches for RCB since the inception of IPL.
2. Highest team total (263/5)
RCB owns the record for scoring the highest IPL total (263/5). They did it in Chinnaswamy in 2013 against the now-defunct Pune Warriors India (PWI) team. Chris Gayle scored an unbeaten 175 off just 66 deliveries to help RCB thrash PWI by a massive 130-run margin.
3. Highest Partnership in IPL:
RCB two-star batsman Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers holds the records for the highest partnership in IPL. The duo shared 229 vs Gujrat Lions in IPL 2016.
4. Most Century by a team in a Single Season(5):
RCB holds the records for sharing the most century by a team in a single season, Virat Kohli 4 and AB De (1) makes 5 century by RCB in 2016.
5. Most Century by a Team in History of IPL
RCB might not have trophies to their names but they enjoy most of the batting records. RCB batsman has scored 15 century, which is most by any teams. Gayle (6),Virat (5), AB (2), Manish Pandey (1), and Rajat Patidar (1) are the batsman to score centuries for RCB.
6. Most Run by a batsman in a single season:
Virat Kohli scored a mammoth 973 run in the single season, which is most run scored by a batsman in any single season.
7. Highest Individual Score
The Universe Boss Chris Gayle played a spectacular and stupendous 175* off just 66 pitches against PWI, cementing his place in sports history. The Jamaican destroyed the PWI bowlers with 13 fours and 17 towering sixes at a strike rate of 265.15.
8. Most Sixes by a batsman in a single match (17)
Chris Gayle hit 17 sixes in an inning when he smashed PWI for an unbeaten 175 of 66 balls. 17 sixes scored by a Gayle is most by any batsman in a single season.
9. Most Run by a captain in a single season: Virat (973)
10. Part of most 200-run partnership in IPL
Virat Kohli has been part of 200+ run partnerships three times. He shared 200 run+ partnerships twice with AB and once with Chris Gayle. This is the most by any batsman in the history of the IPL so far.
RCB had plenty of records to their name but no trophy. let's Hope, their trophy drought comes to an end very soon. Which of the RCB records seems unbreakable ?The opinions presented here are the views of the writer and do not necessarily relfect the opinions of LetzCricket.