RCB never winning IPL proves team sport is not about individuals: Vaughan

NEW DELHI: Former England player Michael Vaughan said that the Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) team not winning the Indian Premier League (IPL) trophy comes down to the fact that they play less as a team but more as an individual-oriented squad.
“What I like about the fact the RCB have never won is it proves to me that team sport is not just about individuals. You can go and buy all the biggest individual names and put them into a team but it doesn’t mean you’re going to win and it’s been proven at the RCB,” he said on The Ranveer Show on YouTube.
“They’ve they’ve signed some incredible players – AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Faf – unbelievable players. But it tells you unless you get the whole team operating and every single play knowing the roles and identifying different roles for different people and it might be that you have to rejig your team slightly just to allow someone else to flourish in a different position I don’t see the RCB s doing that,” he added.
Vaughan also opined that the franchise does not try anything new and seem to rely on the individual superstars in their team to bail them out of difficult situations, something that haven’t worked for them.
“I don’t see them trying anything different. I just see them thinking that – it’s probably wrong but again it’s perception – they just seem to think because they’ve got great players in this team, the management thinks well we’re going to win. It proves to me that even though you’ve got great players unless you get the team ethic, culture and you absolutely identify everyone’s roles perfectly, you’re not going to win trophies,” he said.
This season too, RCB are off to a nightmare start with just 1 win from 5 matches. Only Virat Kohli, who is the current Orange Cap holder, in among the runs while big names like Faf du Plessis, Cameron Green and Glenn Maxwell failing to fire on a consistent basis.

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