IPL: 5 Players who were part of RCB you never know

A few legendary names in the list.

Pakistani Test cricket captain Misbah-ul-Haq. (Photo by ARIF ALI/AFP/Getty Images)

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is a prime example of a franchise, which is the pre-season favorites but fails to live up to the expectations more often than not. The team, led by the enigmatic Virat Kohli, has qualified for the final of the T20 tournament two times, but is one of the teams, which is yet to get its hands on the coveted trophy.

Most of the time, the team is star-studded, but those stars fail to deliver. On the other hand, the young players, who could have done wonders, go unnoticed. Many such players have gone unnoticed at the franchise. These players have often turned out to star for other teams, thereby making the Bangalore-based franchise regret its decision of not giving them a chance.

On this note, let us take a look at 5 players, who people don’t even know have been a part of the RCB:-

Steve Smith

Steve Smith
Steve Smith. (Photo Source: Twitter)

What would have happened if both Steve Smith and Virat Kohli played together? Two of the best batsmen in the world, they could have done wonders for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Moreover, the franchise had this opportunity in 2010, when both of them were in the squad. While Virat had already accomplished himself as a big name, Smith was still trying to make a place in the squad.

The job of every franchise is to discover the hidden talents, but the Bangalore-based franchise couldn’t discover Smith and made him warm the bench throughout the season, before releasing him the next year. In 2012, he became a part of the Rajasthan Royals and has went on to become the face of the team, as well as the most reliable batsman.

In a star-studded batting line-up of RCB, Smith could have provided much-needed stability in the middle order. But many people don’t even know that he was a part of the team sometime in the past, which clearly tells that he went unrecognized there.


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