Updated April 16th, 2024 at 18:44 IST

'SELL RCB to new owners': BCCI told to enforce sale of Royal Challengers Bengaluru by tennis legend

As RCB find itself in a dire situation following the loss against SRH, a Tennis legend has come out and offered a solution that could end their plight.

RCB team in IPL 2024 | Image:PTI

With RCB losing 5th match on the trot in IPL 2024, the fans are quite disappointed with the performance of the team. Many knowers of the game have already expressed their dejection towards the franchise, and now a Tennis legend has been added to the bracket. On Monday, it was runs galore at the Chinnaswamy stadium in the RCB vs SRH match. Batting first Sunrisers Hyderabad compounded a record total of 287/3. In reply, Royal Challengers Bengaluru fought hard but fell 25 runs short.

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Mahesh Bhupathi urges BCCI to sell RCB

Following the culmination of the game, Tennis legend Mahesh Bhupathi has made a humble request to the BCCI. Bhupathi urges the cricketing body to enforce the sale of the RCB franchise. According to India's first-ever Grand Slam winner, a change in ownership is what RCB require. He further stated that a capable owner will build RCB into a sports franchise much like other IPL teams.


Bhupathi, who is a sporting personality in India, is aware about RCB's plight and has offered a solution. 


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RCB vs SRH: Records shatter at Chinnaswamy

It was an unusual day at the office for both teams as many records were broken. First, it was SRH, who bettered their own total of 277 by adding ten more runs to it, making it the biggest-ever team total in the IPL's history. Travis Head, who fired on all cylinders and powered SRH to an enormous total, scored a century in just 39 balls. It will go down as 4th fastest century of IPL. Aside from that, Faf du Plessis, Dinesh Karthik, and Heinrich Klassen scored 22, 23, and 24, ball fifties.

As both teams scored in excess of 250, it was raining sixes from both ends. A total of 38 sixes were hit in the match (SRH-22, RCB-16), which is the most in any T20 and an IPL match. SRH's 22 sixes are the most being hit in an innings.  Chasing 288, RCB also got to 262 runs, and thereby, the highest total in a T20 and an IPL match has also been formed. All in all, it was a challenging day for the bowlers. Every bowler who had a bad gave runs at an economy of 10 and above, which is unbelievable.


The incredible day summed up with Sunrisers Hyderabad's win. SRH won the match by 25 runs to stay in the top-4 business. Travis Head was adjudged the man of the match for scoring a brilliant 102 off 41.


Published April 16th, 2024 at 15:36 IST