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IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore is set to become the third IPL side to launch their own documentary.
Talking to us about the release of the documentary, team’s captain Virat Kohli said that the documentary, in a first, would be title-less.
“We’re trying something new – for a change,” Kohli began.
“Ours will be the first documentary in the world which would have no title. We thought about this as we haven’t won an IPL title so far,” the RCB captain said.
The documentary will reveal various insights about the franchise’s operations in and outside of the cricket field. Gary Kirsten, the team’s coach explained that the documentary will not only address the workings of the club, but will also aim to provide a learning experience for the people.
“I want the viewers to take something out of the time they invest in us – again, for a change,” Kirsten said.
“And so, we provide a learning platform through this documentary about the different aspects of the game.
“Take running, for example. We had a guest appearance from the world’s greatest runner, Vijay Mallya,” said the coach.
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s performances throughout the IPL season have been underwhelming, to say the least. The side almost always had immense potential, but underachieved.
The story of the previous season was similar, where RCB finished sixth with 12 points. The documentary extensively focuses on the 2018 season, and Virat Kohli explains that it was a difficult season for the side.
“Of course, we were disappointed. At times, we felt we were close. But towards the end, we knew it was impossible for us to beat the almighty Delhi Daredevils,” Kohli said.
Yuzvendra Chahal revealed that the situation became so bad Kohli fell short of abuses at one point.
“It was horrible. Virat bhaiya couldn’t abuse anymore,” Chahal began.
“We thought he was joking around to relieve the team’s stress at first. But Gary sir soon realized that he wasn’t bluffing. We had to show him Gambhir paaji’s picture to restore his to normalcy,” the leg-spinner said.
AB De Villiers is another one of the big names for Royal Challengers Bangalore. The South African batsman features extensively in the initial episodes of the documentary, but disappears in the final one for an undisclosed reason.
The documentary also includes Chris Gayle, who unleashed terror on the bowlers throughout his time with RCB in the IPL.
“2016 was so close, man. Me, Virat, AB, Yuzi, Watto, all in form. We couldn’t sleep properly at night because we had nightmares about winning the IPL,” Gayle said.
The documentary with no title will be released if/when RCB finishes 8th in the IPL.
“Virat bhaiya said, ‘this is the first time I’ve seen you all working this hard in a RCB jersey,'” Chahal said as he shot the final scene of the documentary.
“We really hope we can release the documentary this year.”