RCB players who excelled after leaving franchise

RCB players who excelled after leaving franchise

Take a look at some former RCB players who excelled after leaving the franchise in the Indian Premier League.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) is amongst the four franchises who have never lifted the IPL trophy. Despite participating in the franchise-based league since its inception back in 2008, some poor decisions and lack of clarity has brought the downfall of RCB in every edition. In this article, we will take a look at some RCB players who found success after leaving the franchise.

Player NameCurrent Team
Quinton de KockLucknow Super Giants
Travis HeadSunrisers Hyderabad
Heinrich KlaasenSunrisers Hyderabad
Yuzvendra ChahalRajasthan Royals
KL RahulLucknow Super Giants
Rahul Dravid           —

RCB players who excelled after leaving franchise

Quinton de Kock

Dasher Quinton de Kock played for Royal Challengers Bengaluru back in 2018 and did well. However, in one of the most shocking, and poor moves by RCB, they decided to trade de Kock away to Mumbai Indians ahead of the 2019 edition. The move paid off instantly for MI as de Kock helped them win two consecutive trophies in 2019 and 2020. Currently, De Kock is representing LSG in IPL 2024.

Travis Head

Travis Head unleashed the carnage against his former franchise RCB on Monday, whom he represented for two years from 2016 to 2017. He was then released by RCB after the side had a horrific run in the 2017 edition. That particular stint with RCB was his previous and only stint in the IPL before he made a comeback in the ongoing season.

Heinrich Klaasen

Another current SRH batter who previously represented RCB, Heinrich Klaasen has turn out be a sensational player in the IPL. Klaasen made his debut for Rajasthan in 2018 but was purchased by RCB next year. However, Klaasen could not do well for the Red Army and was released in the next edition. The right-handed batter joined the Orange Army in IPL 2023.

Yuzvendra Chahal

One of the most shocking releases in IPL history, Yuzvendra Chahal was one of the most important RCB player before he was released. After his release from RCB, Chahal was purchased by Rajasthan Royals for IPL 2022. Chahal delivered straightaway as he won the purple cap (Most wickets) during that edition.

KL Rahul

KL Rahul started his IPL career with RCB back in 2013. However, the right-handed batter was released in the next edition of the IPL. Rahul then went on to play for Sunrisers Hyderabad before joining the Punjab Kings. In IPL 2022, Rahul was named as the skipper for the Lucknow Super Giants.

Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid started his IPL career with RCB. However, the talisman soon joined Rajasthan Royals and showed his caliber in the 20-over format. Dravid opened the innings for Rajasthan and played several impactful knocks which was missing when he was a part of the Bengaluru camp.


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