3 Players who found more success after leaving RCB in the IPL
Royal Challengers Bangalore is among the most followed franchises in the history of the Indian Premier League. Although they haven't won any seasons so far, they have a huge fanbase in the league, which is one of the reasons that players want to play with the RCB in the tournament. On the other hand, a number of big names have been represented in the league.
The likes of Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Kevin Pietersen, Jacques Kallis, Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, Dale Steyn, Brendon McCullum, and a number of other superstars have been part of this league over the years. Many of these cricketers had a poor season with RCB but found success after leaving the team. Hence, we will talk about three cricketers who had brilliant IPL careers after leaving RCB.
3. Shane Watson
Shane Watson is truly a legend in the Indian Premier League and was one of the reasons the Rajasthan Royals won the inaugural season in 2008. He was also part of RCB in 2016 and 2017. But he didn't have a great outing with Bangalore. In fact, his lowest two seasons were with RCB. In 2016, he scored only 179 runs at 13.76 in 16 innings, while in 2017, he scored 71 runs in 8 games at 11.83. But when he joined CSK in 2018, he scored 555 runs in 15 games and was one of the reasons for CSK's win that season.
2. Moeen Ali
Veteran English all-rounder made his IPL debut in 2018 with RCB and played until the 2020 season with them. In 2018, he scored 77 runs in five games with 3 wickets, while in 2019, he played 11 games and scored 220 runs with six wickets. In his last season with RCB in 2020, he played three games and scored 12 runs and one wicket. He joined CSK in 2021 and had a successful stint. Moeen played 15 games and scored 357 runs at a strike rate of 137.30, and since then, he has become a key player for CSK.
1. Yuzvendra Chahal
Veteran Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is the highest wicket-taker for RCB in the Indian Premier League. He joined RCB in 2014 and played until the 2021 season. He took 139 wickets in 113 games for them. But unexpectedly, he was released from the team ahead of the 2022 edition. Then he joined the Rajasthan Royals, and that season became the turning point in his IPL career. In his debut season with RR, he picked up 27 wickets, won the "Purple Cap," and helped Rajasthan reach the final. He is also among the highest wicket-takers in the ongoing IPL 2023.