Royal Challengers Bangalore is an Indian Premier League franchisee team, owned by United Spirits. The team is based in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. M. Chinnaswamy Stadium is the home ground of Royal Challengers Bangalore. It was founded in 2008, which was the first IPL of the history. It is one of the most popular IPL teams in India and abroad.
In this article, we have compiled a list of amazing, interesting, lesser known and mind blowing facts about Royal Challengers Bangalore.
10 Amazing Facts About Royal Challengers Bangalore
1. Founded in First IPL
Royal Challengers Bangalore was founded in 2008, it was the first IPL of the history.
2. Home Ground
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium is the home ground of Royal Challengers Bangalore, whose seating capacity is 50,000. It is one of the largest cricket stadiums in India.
3. Owner of RCB
The team is owned and promoted by United Spirits. Vijay Mallaya is the major share holder of the team, who is widely known for not paying his bank loans.
4. Important and Popular Players Till Date
RCB has seen a good number of players till date. Virat Kohli, Sarfaraz Khan, Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, AB de Villiers, Mitchell Starc, and Kane Richardson are the popular players who have played in RCB.
5. Popular Brand Ambassadors
A good number of film stars have worked as brand ambassadors for RCB. Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, Upendra, Ramya, and Puneeth Rajkumar were the brand ambassadors of Royal Challengers Bangalore.
6. Kit Manufacturers and Sponsors of RCB
RCB have worked with several sponsors and kit manufacturers. Reebok, Huawei, Hero Cycles, Adidas, Midea, Zeven, Kingfisher, Royal Challenge, Whyte and Mackay, Lloyd, and McDowell’s No. 1 are / were the sponsors and kit manufacturers for RCB.
7. Performance of Royal Challengers Bangalore
RCB is not able to win any season of Indian Premier League. The performance is given below.
- 2008 – League Stage
- 2009 – Runners-up
- 2010 – Semifinalists
- 2011 – Runners-up
- 2012 – League stage
- 2013 – League stage
- 2014 – League stage
- 2015 – Playoffs
- 2016 – Runners-up
8. Team Name Meaning and Reason
The Royal Challengers Bangalore name was derived from the brand name of Royal Challenge, the flagship brand of liquor king Vijay Mallaya.
9. First Team in IPL For Providing Free Wi-Fi
RCB was the first Indian Premier League franchisee team to provide free Wi-Fi in their home stadium.
10. Proud Player from RCB
Chris Gayle, while batting for the Challengers in 2013, holds the highest individual score: 175 runs from 66 balls.
Article Title: 11 Amazing Facts About Royal Challengers Bangalore
Article first published on July 15, 2016.