‘Only 3 players were getting attention’: Chris Gayle’s explosive RCB disclosure. Cricket
One of the most popular teams in the Indian Premier League, RCB have been very unfortunate in not winning a single IPL title. The franchise was also the runner-up on three occasions between 2009 and 2016. One of the founding members of the IPL, RCB has featured some of the best players in the world from Virat Kohli to AB de Villiers, but there has always been something missing. The issue with the team that has kept them from winning the title.
IPL 2023 is set to begin on March 31, with defending champions Gujarat Titans facing Chennai Super Kings in the first match of the season. Meanwhile, RCB will begin their campaign against Mumbai Indians on April 2 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
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Ahead of the upcoming IPL 2023 season, RCB legend Chris Gayle revealed the reason why the franchise has failed to better their runners-up finish. Speaking on JioCinema, Gayle explained that apart from the three senior players, the rest of the cricketers in the franchise were never given due attention, which led to their being dropped. “You know sometimes one of the main players is the main man. I am always in my zone. What I understand is when it comes to RCB’s point of view, a lot of players feel neglected. Let’s do it. A lot of players didn’t do that.” I don’t think they are part of the franchise. It was only catching the attention of three players, me, Virat and AB. So a lot of players are mentally nowhere in the team. So it will always be a challenge to win a title”, Gayle said.
The former West Indies cricketer represented RCB from 2011-17. Last season, RCB finished fourth in the league stage with eight wins and six losses. After defeating Lucknow Super Giants in their first playoff encounter, they lost to Rajasthan Royals in their last playoff encounter, failing to book a berth in the finals.