10 Unbreakable Records: Why RCB Reigns Supreme in IPL History

RCB's most unbreakable records

The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are a powerhouse in the IPL, consistently entertaining fans with their explosive batting and passionate play. However, beyond the entertainment, they’ve also carved their name in IPL history with some truly remarkable feats.

Here, we explore some of RCB’s most unbreakable records:

  1. Most runs scored by a player in a single season

Virat Kohli holds the record for the most runs scored by a player in a single season, amassing a staggering 973 runs in 2016!  This sheer dominance of runs continues with record number 8, where Kohli smashed a century (113 runs) in a shortened 15-over match against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in 2016.

  1. Most runs scored by a team in a single match

RCB owns the record for the highest team score in an IPL match, a jaw-dropping 263 runs for 5 wickets against Pune Warriors India (PWI) in 2013.  This record highlights RCB’s potential for absolute batting mayhem.

  1. Lowest runs scored by a team in a single match

Interestingly, RCB also holds the record for the lowest team score in IPL history, mustering a mere 49 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in 2017.  This record showcases the unpredictable nature of T20 cricket, where even the best teams can have disastrous outings.

  1. Most Maiden overs bowled in a single match

Both Mohammed Siraj and Harshal Patel have achieved the feat of bowling two maiden overs (overs with no runs scored) in a single match against Kolkata Knight Riders.  This record signifies their exceptional control and ability to restrict the opposition’s scoring.

  1. Most sixes in an innings by a player

The ‘Universe Boss,’ Chris Gayle, holds the record for most sixes hit in a single IPL innings, a monstrous 17 against PWI.

  1. Most wickets taken by a player in an IPL season

Though bowling records are often more volatile than batting records, Harshal Patel‘s achievement of taking the most wickets (32) in an IPL season for RCB in 2021 deserves a mention. His exceptional bowling skills were a key factor in RCB’s strong performance that year.

  1. Highest Individual Score

Chris Gayle, the ‘Universe Boss,‘ holds the record for the highest individual score in an IPL match.  His unbeaten knock of 175 runs against Pune Warriors India (PWI) in 2013 was an absolute masterclass in power-hitting, leaving bowlers bewildered.

  1. Century scored in a 15- over match.

Virat Kohli‘s batting prowess extends to shortened matches as well. He holds the record for the highest score (113 runs) in a 15-over IPL match against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in 2016. This knock highlights his ability to adapt to any format and score quickly.

  1. Highest run partnership for a wicket. 

Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers hold the record for the highest run partnership for any wicket in the IPL. Their incredible knock against Gujarat Lions (GG) in 2016 amassed a staggering 229 runs, showcasing their incredible batting synergy and mutual understanding.

  1. Most Matches played for a single franchise 

Virat Kohli stands tall as the player with the most matches played for a single franchise, a staggering 237 appearances for RCB. This record speaks volumes about Kohli’s dedication and loyalty to the team.

These records stand as a testament to RCB’s incredible journey in the IPL.  While cricket is a sport of constant evolution, some of these feats might just stand the test of time, forever etched in the history books of the IPL.

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