After AB de Villiers and Yuzvendra Chahal, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper, Virat Kohli too seems to have joined in what looks like a campaign after all the photos across social media platforms of the IPL franchise got deleted. Amid rumors that the team is set to undergo a brand makeover, it’s prominent players have been tweeting outposts which apart from resembling each other have also managed to generate a lot of fan interest into the happenings at the franchise.
The latest to join the bandwagon is the skipper, himself, Virat Kohli. Taking to Twitter he wrote on Thursday: “Posts disappear and the captain isn’t informed. @rcbtweets, let me know if you need any help.”
Posts disappear and the captain isn’t informed. 😨 @rcbtweets, let me know if you need any help.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) February 13, 2020
Earlier, Chahal took to social media and expressed being surprises over the latest development, which comes weeks ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. He tweeted: “Arey @rcbtweets, what googly is this? Where did your profile pic and Instagram posts go?”
Arey @rcbtweets, what googly is this? 🤔 Where did your profile pic and Instagram posts go? 😳
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) February 12, 2020
AB de Villiers was the second RCB player to express surprise. He wrote: Folks at @rcbtweets, what’s happened to our social media accounts? 😳 Hope it’s just a strategy break.”.
Folks at @rcbtweets, what’s happened to our social media accounts? 😳 Hope it’s just a strategy break. 🤞🏼
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) February 12, 2020
Soon others joined in:
— Mike Hesson (@CoachHesson) February 12, 2020
In case you're rebranding, do let us know if you need any help, @RCBTweets!
We know a thing or two 😉 pic.twitter.com/1nKpDJ7SbV
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) February 12, 2020
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) February 12, 2020
Logos have disappeared, content from the pages is amiss, my contract with @RCBTweets is still pending, what’s going on guys? Stressed.
— Danish Sait (@DanishSait) February 12, 2020
Hey guys, any idea what's on with @rcbtweets? All posts deleted on Instagram, no profile pictures on Twitter and Facebook…..
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 12, 2020
Knock knock @RCBTweets , is the account hacked?🤔
— Devdutt Padikkal (@devdpd07) February 12, 2020
Why is Or cee Bee soshal yandle yumptee? @RCBTweets
— Mr. Nags (@NagsMr) February 12, 2020
RCB’s actions come a day after the IPL franchise signed a sponsorship deal Muthoot Fincorp for IPL 2020. RCB on Tuesday announced a three-year partnership with Muthoot Fincorp Ltd, a part of the Muthoot Pappachan Group, popularly known as Muthoot Blue, a diversified conglomerate in the financial services industry.
Talking about the partnership, Sanjeev Churiwala, chairman, Royal Challengers Bangalore, said, “We, at Royal Challengers Bangalore are pleased to be associating with Muthoot Fincorp Ltd, Muthoot Blue, as our title sponsor, as they bring passion and core values that we as a brand believe in. We are positive that both Royal Challengers and Muthoot Fincorp Ltd, Muthoot Blue, will be able to channelise this collaboration in a brilliant way.”
After finishing as runners-up in IPL 2016, RCB’s performances in the following seasons have been far from impressive. Under the leadership of Virat Kohli, RCB finished last in 2017, 6th in 2018 and once again last in 2019.