'It proves to me that team sport is not just about individuals' - Michael Vaughan launches scathing attack on RCB

The Royal Challengers Bengaluru have only managed to win a single game out of the six they've played so far in the ongoing season of the IPL.

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The Royal Challengers Bengaluru are arguably one of the most popular franchises going around, and this has been the case since the inception of the Indian Premier League in 2008. Their team has always been star-studded, with the likes of Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, and Glenn Maxwell, to name a few. The franchise is yet to win an IPL title, but managed to reach the final on three separate occasions under as many captains - Anil Kumble (2009), Daniel Vettori (2011), and Virat Kohli (2016). 

Former English cricketer, Michael Vaughan, while on The Ranveer Show on YouTube along with host Ranveer Allahbadia, spoke on RCB's strategy of picking the biggest players being a double-edged sword. He opined that the fact that RCB haven't won a single title till now pleased him as it just reiterated his ideology that cricket is a team sport and not about individual performances, and while star power brings excitement, it doesn't always guarantee success.

“What I like about the fact RCB have never won is, it proves to me that team sport is not just about individuals. You can go and buy all the biggest individual names and put them into a team, but it doesn’t mean you’re going to win and it’s been proven at RCB," Vaughan said on The Ranveer Show on YouTube.

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I don’t see them trying anything different: Vaughan on RCB

Furthermore, Vaughan asserted the importance of diligent persistence, cultural ethos, and well-defined frameworks for any cricket team to have entailed in their structure, and the fact that he thought RCB's management were solely reliant on the fact of acquiring big-name players and hoping them to deliver. 

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“I don’t see them trying anything different. I just see them thinking that – it’s probably wrong but again it’s perception – they just seem to think because they’ve got great players in this team, the management thinks well, we’re going to win. It proves to me that even though you’ve got great players, unless you get the team ethic, culture and you absolutely identify everyone’s roles perfectly, you’re not going to win trophies,” the 49-year-old said.

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