Always great on paper: Vijay Mallya tweets on RCB’s poor IPL 2019 campaign

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) former co-owner Vijay Mallya said the Virat Kohli-led team is always good on paper, reacting to the skipper’s social media post after they finished rock-bottom in the Indian Premier League (IPL) points table.

RCB gave a poor account of themselves in the first half of the tournament, not being able to win a single game. But Kohli and Co. bounced back to win five games on the trot at the back end of the competition, something that, in the end, proved to be a bridge too far in terms of making the playoffs.

“Thank you guys for all the love & support – the entire team including the fans, the ground staff & the support staff! Promise to come back stronger next year,” Kohli wrote on his Instagram page. He posted this along with a photo from the Chinnaswamy stadium which showed fans holding a banner which said: “We’ll always keep our heads high, our love for RCB will never die”.

Taking a dig at the RCB skipper’s post, Mallya tweeted: “Always a great line up but sadly on paper only. Devastated with the wooden spoon”.

It was the 12th straight season that the RCB failed to bag the IPL trophy.


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