Twitterati make a mockery of RCB after Sourav Ganguly hints at hosting the IPL this year

Twitterati make a mockery of RCB after Sourav Ganguly hints at hosting the IPL this year

The Challengers are yet to get their hands on the coveted trophy.

Virat Kohli RCB
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Sourav Ganguly, the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has hinted at the chances of the Indian Premier League (IPL) taking place this year even if it means playing in front of empty stands. The T20 tournament was scheduled to get underway on March 29, but the coronavirus pandemic has made a hash of the schedule over the time period.

For the time being, the IPL stands postponed for an indefinite time period due to the lockdown in India, which started in the last week of March. However, going by what Ganguly, who’s also a former skipper of Team India, told, the IPL could end up taking place. The BCCI gets a massive revenue from the IPL and stands to lose INR 4,000 crores from the media rights deal if the event gets cancelled.

“The BCCI is working on all possible options to ensure that we are able to stage the IPL this year, even if it means playing the tournament in empty stadiums. The fans, franchisees, players, broadcasters, sponsors and all other stakeholders are keenly looking forward to the possibility of IPL being hosted this year,” Ganguly said in an e-mail, reported by ESPNcricinfo.

RCB becomes a butt of jokes

In the meantime, after Sourav put forward the news, the netizens, surprisingly, spewed venom on the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The team, led by Virat Kohli, has underperformed most times, though they finished as the runners up in 2009, 2011 and 2016. Most times, the Challengers start by losing their initial games and end up, having to do much more at the business end.

Kohli, going to the presentation ceremony with a glum face, has been an aberration. Last year, they finished at the bottom of the table, despite having some of the massive names in their ranks, including AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Yuzvendra Chahal and skipper Kohli himself.

After the IPL was postponed, people, hilariously, felt that the RCB had been saved from the embarrassment of another awful season. Now after Ganguly’s announcement, the fans reckon that RCB would be disappointed as they would have to compete with the big boys.

Here’s how Twitterati trolled RCB: