- RCB cannot make it to the IPL 2017 playoffs as they have lost way too many games.
- RCB players have failed to make any kind of impact in the IPL 2017.
Royal Challengers Bangalore has been having a nightmare of a season in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017. Their hopes of making it to the IPL 2017 playoff stage were consigned to the dustbin after their humiliating loss in the hands of the Rising Pune Supergiant on Saturday.
Virat Kohli did not feature in the first few games for RCB in the tournament because of his shoulder injury. No one really took the impetus to carry the team forward and play some positive cricket. There was so much negativity in the dressing room that the players lost all belief.
As a captain of the side, one cannot really do all by himself and watch his team go down every single time they take the field. That lack of belief has hurt RCB in IPL 2017 and Kohli rightly had said they have no right to be in the playoffs as they have played poor cricket.
Here are 5 ways how RCB turned captaincy into a joke:
## Too much expectation from Captain Kohli - These RCB players need to understand that Kohli is a human being. He cannot score every single time he takes the field. Too much pressure on Kohli led to RCB's downfall. Surprisingly, Kohli, ever since he made his come back, he has scored three half-centuries.
## Chris Gayle and Shane Watson - big disappointments - The big West Indian has been awful in IPL 2017. He has failed to emulate his past performances in this edition of the IPL.
## AB de Villiers just did not get going - Apart from one or two innings, the mighty South African could not do much in IPL 2017.
## RCB bowlers Sreenath Aravind, Tymal Mills, Anirudh Choudhry, Pawan Negi, Adam Milne, Billy Stanlake - nobody really helped RCB's cause when they had to defend a target. Only Yuzvendra Chahal has been the positive out of their campaign so far.
## Stuart Binny - No one really knows, why is he even the team. It is surprising how he has disappointed time and again both with bat and the ball.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:52 PM IST