'What googly is this?' - Yuzvendra Chahal left confused after RCB remove pictures from their social media accounts

‘What googly is this?’ – Yuzvendra Chahal left confused after RCB remove pictures from their social media accounts

Fans were left dumbfounded when they saw RCB’s social media handles- Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram- bereft of any photos; even their profile picture.

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Royal Challengers Bangalore is one of the most followed franchises in the Indian Premier League. The RCB may not have won any IPL title since the inception of the cash-rich league; they may have flattered to deceive with their celebrated star-cast over the years but they always manage to galore headlines for themselves whether it is because of their abysmal performances, team selections, auction strategies [Read: blunders].

But in the past 48 hours, the Royal Challengers from Bangalore have been in the news for a completely different reason. Fans were left dumbfounded when they saw RCB’s social media handles- Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram- bereft of any photos; even their profile picture. Fans weren’t the only ones who were surprised at the development, the mainstay of the franchise bowling unit, Yuzvendra Chahal too couldn’t fathom what was going around with the Challengers.

Chahal took to his Twitter account to ask the same where he wrote; “Arey @rcbtweets, what googly is this? Where did your profile pic and Instagram posts go?” 

Earlier, renowned commentator + columnist Harsha Bhogle too had the same query and he also took to social media to ask the franchise. Bhogle wrote, “Hey guys, any idea what’s on with @rcbtweets? All posts deleted on Instagram, no profile pictures on Twitter and Facebook…..,” Bhogle wrote on Twitter.

So, what’s the reason behind RCB removing their pictures from their social media accounts?

Reportedly, the real reason behind RCB removing their profile pictures from their social media accounts is the franchise is bracing for a major makeover which includes changing their name from Bangalore to Bengaluru. According to Hindustan Times, RCB will soon announce its new name along with a new logo in the coming days.

This is not the first time that a franchise has tried to change its name. Last year, the Delhi-based franchise changed its name to Delhi Capitals from the erstwhile Delhi Daredevils. Apparently the reason behind the name change in RCB’s case is that a section of their followers wasn’t happy to call their side Bangalore as it has long been replaced by Bengaluru as the official name of the ‘City of Gardens’.

A changed name brought about a change in fortunes of the Capitals, will the same happen with RCB, who have finished with a wooden spoon twice in the past three seasons? Kohli and the team-management will certainly hope it does!