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'Ee Sala tournament is already over'- Fans react as Faf du Plessis receives 'sweet surprise' from RCB fan in Qatar

Royal Challengers Bangalore have made it to the playoffs in the 2020, 2021, and 2022 editions of the Indian Premier League.

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The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have not won an Indian Premier League (IPL) title, The franchise has a very wide fan base and also they have a huge social media following with fans of the franchise spread across the world. In IPL 2023 the Faf-du Plessis-led side finished at 6th place. In 14 games they won and lost seven a piece and ended up on 14 points.

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Du Plessis is currently in Doha Qatar and got a sweet surprise in his hotel room. The South African was given a bowl of ice cream along with a plate that said "Hello Faf, Ee Saala Cup Namdhe RCB from EM Sherif. Du Plessis had to cut short his CPL stint as he required to undergo elbow surgery. Du Plessis tried to address the elbow issue by taking cortisone injections. But he realised that he needed a long-term solution to take care of the problem.

Andy Flower was appointed as RCB head coach recently

Under Du Plessis, RCB had a successful transition phase after Virat Kohli stepped down from captaining the bold army.  In 2022 they made it to the top four and also beat Lucknow Super Giants in the playoffs. Even in 2020 and 2021, they reached the playoffs on both occasions. The Mike Hesson-Sanjay Bangar duo took RCB to great heights during their tenure.

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Now RCB have decided to turn a new leaf over with their coaching staff. Recently, Andy Flower joined the Bold Army as head coach of the franchise. It remains to be seen whether the franchise opts for a complete overhaul when it comes to the coaching staff. Hesson and Bangar's contracts were not renewed recently.

The Bold Army have not won a trophy in their history. Although the elusive piece of silverware has eluded them, they have made it to three finals. This happened in 2009, 2011 and 2016. In 2016 they came very close to winning the IPL where they lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by a very close 8-run margin. Despite not winning the IPL, RCB's fandom continues to grow.

Let us take a look at the reactions on Twitter:

Royal Challengers Bangalore featured Faf du Plessis Twitter Reactions