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The auctions have been done & dusted, the squad have been re-furnished & the entire Bold Army is gearing up to support Royal Challengers Bangalore for yet another exciting edition of VIVO Indian Premier League!

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Being a die-hard RCB fan has it’s own perks as follows:

  • CAPTAIN FEARLESS IS OURS:

Royal Challengers Bangalore‘s leadership is definitely in safe hands of the reigning Captain of IndiaVirat Kohli who shares the mutual hunger for winning with the Bold Army!

  • UNSTOPPABLE FOREIGN FORCE:

With likes of world-class overseas players, equipped with power-packed skills, RCB will be definitely eyeing that shimmering IPL Trophy this season!

  • BLAZING YOUNG INDIAN GUNS:

With Indian players are constantly proving their mettle in the various international as well as domestic tournaments, RCB‘s local force will perfectly complement the overseas players present in the current rooster.

  • NOISY 12th MAN AT HOME MATCHES:

No one can beat the awesomeness of M. Chinnaswamy crowd when Royal Challengers Bangalore play in the middle. As Captain Virat Kohli loves pumping the atmosphere along with the crowd at regular intervals during the match, expect to watch the opposition under a lot of pressure due to Bold Army‘s support for their home team!

  • A LONG WAIT:

3 finals & wait for the trophy still continues but Bold Army fully believes in their Captain who loves breaking the records like every now and then. Hope this rooster turns out to be a winning combination for each & every RCB fan’s dream of bringing that glittery IPL trophy in Bengaluru comes true this season!

I’m super excited to Play Bold with our RCB stars & cheer my heart out for them by shouting ‘Aaaaar Ceeeee Beeeee‘, being a part of the Bold Army! What about you?

Starting their VIVO IPL Campaign in their stunning new jersey, Virat Kohli led – Royal Challengers Bangalore lost the toss and were put in to bat by Sunrisers Hyderabad and the home crowd at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium witnessed a runs galore later.

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Virat Kohli (Runs: 75, Balls: 51, Fours: 7 & Sixes: 3 At The Strike Rate Of 147.06) And AB de Villiers (Runs: 82, Balls: 42, Fours: 7, Sixes: 6 At The Strike Rate Of 195.24) Contributed 157 Runs Together For The 2nd Wicket Partnership.

BENGALURU: Sunrisers Hyderabad proved their decision of winning the toss and putting in Royal Challengers Bangalore by dismissing Chris Gayle cheaply at the early stage of the game but it seemed as if Skipper Virat Kohli had some other plans at the end.

Rubbing off the disappointment of missing out on Gayle Storm, the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium greeted their 360° Superstar – AB de Villiers and he paid them back by building a whooping 157 runs stand along with Virat Kohli.

There was no dull moment for Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers as the scoreboard was ticking at a decent rate. AB de Villiers scored a brilliant 82, which was followed by Virat Kohli‘s responsible knock of 75 runs.

Just when Sunrisers Hyderabad wished for a moment of peace after somehow getting the wickets of AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli respectively, the pocket-sized dynamite – Sarfaraz Khan and experienced Watto tore their bowling attack by scoring a quick-fire 19 runs off 8 balls 35 runs off 10 balls respectively, which sailed Royal Challengers Bangalore to set a mammoth target of 228 runs.

Chasing a never-chased-before target was always a tough ask for Sunrisers Hyderabad and nobody seemed to be in the game for chasing it except their Captain – David Warner, who scored a lightening fast half-century but failed to stay till the end, which resulted in Royal Challengers Bangalore‘s 45 runs win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.

  • VIRAT KOHLI AT THE POST-MATCH PRESENTATION:

“We lost the toss. Didn’t get to do what we wanted, see how the wicket played out. But it was a good effort to get close to 230. Bowlers did a very good job after they got off to a good start. Watson has that experience in the middle, and Warner‘s wicket helped. Rasool is a deceptive bowler, we saw in the nets that he was troubling the batters. His trajectory of the ball is such that he can fox the batsman with change of pace. Parvez was the standout bowler for me today. Chahal as well did a good job, he went for a few today but as long as he keeps getting me 2-3 wickets in the middle, it’s fine. AB was fantastic and we’ve had a big partnership in Bombay [last season] as well. He took the pressure off me and started hitting the ball like only he can. Pleasure playing with him.”

  • MAN OF THE MATCH – AB DE VILLIERS AT THE POST-MATCH PRESENTATION:

“Absolutely love playing here. The crowd always gets behind us. Pleasure batting with Virat and enjoyed myself. We love running between the wickets. I love batting at 3 and gives me time to read the game. I have been scratchy in the last few weeks, even in the nets I felt horrible. It comes down to what you do in the middle. The bowlers have played together for quite a few years. One or two guys, a guy like Shane Watson coming in and Milne, who has been injured for the last 2 years. All of a sudden it looks like a very good combination of youth and experience. Some very good signs for this season. Kolkata came back from 5 losses in a row, but it’s never happened again. So it’s important to start well. Hopefully we’ll take this into the next few games.”

Royal Challengers Bangalore are always known for starting off the tournament of high, but hope so this time, they will be able to keep up the moment throughout and erase that ‘chokers’ tag forced on them as the VIVO IPL progresses!