They Were Never As Strong As MI’: Ex-RCB All-Rounder Drops Huge Remark On Franchise’s Winless IPL Run

Colin de Grandhomme, a former player for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), shared his views on why RBS has not won the IPL title for now. As said by him, RCB didn’t have a well-balanced team of players like Mumbai Indians. Moreover, De Grandhomme said RCB’s dependency on two or three players cost them badly in the marquee event.

In the IPL, two teams that everyone talks about a lot are RCB and MI. But, when we look at how well they play, it’s clear they have different stories. MI is like the superstar team, winning five big titles. On the other hand, RCB is still waiting for their first victory, even though they have some really good batters.

There’s this player, De Grandhomme, who knows a thing or two about RCB. He played in 13 matches for them. According to him, RCB’s struggle comes from not having a team that’s well-balanced. It’s like having a delicious pizza but missing some key toppings. That’s how important balance is in cricket, and RCB is working hard to find that perfect recipe for success.

With less than two months until IPL 2024, De Grandhomme highlighted that RCB’s over-dependence on a couple of players has been a problem. He pointed out that MI succeeded because of their excellent team balance, while RCB struggled due to relying too much on a small group of players.

In an exclusive interview with TOI, De Grandhomme explained, “RCB has never matched Mumbai Indians in having a well-balanced team. Although RCB has good players, depending too much on a few hasn’t helped them become a balanced side.”

Over the years, RCB focused on top-order batsmen, neglecting the middle-order and having an average bowling attack. In contrast, MI worked on creating a balanced team with both strong batsmen and effective bowlers.

Looking ahead to IPL 2024, RCB made strategic moves in the auction, addressing concerns about their bowling. However, there are worries that the team’s bowling might still be a weak point, especially with the absence of a quality wicket-taking spinner.

The players RCB acquired in the IPL 2024 auction include Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Tom Curran, Lockie Ferguson, Swapnil Singh, and Saurav Chauhan. The team also invested heavily in Alzarri Joseph, spending 11.50 crores on him.

RCB’s current squad for IPL 2024 includes Faf du Plessis (captain), Glenn Maxwell, Virat Kohli, and other players. There’s anticipation surrounding the team’s performance, especially with the changes made during the auction, and cricket enthusiasts are eager to see if RCB can finally clinch their maiden IPL title.

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