The Royal Challengers Bangalore are a franchise cricket team based in Bangalore, Karnataka, that plays in the Indian Premier League (IPL). It was founded in 2008 by United Spirits and named after the company’s liquor brand Royal Challenge. Since its inception, the team has played its home matches at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.
The Royal Challengers have never won the IPL but finished runners-up on three occasions between 2009 and 2016. Their lack of success over the years despite the presence of various notable players has earned them the tag of “underachievers.
Theme song :
The theme song of the team for the 2008 season was “Jeetenge Hum Shaan Se”. The team anthem, “Game for More” was created for the 2009 season. The music was composed by Amit Trivedi and written by Anshu Sharma. A new anthem, “Here We Go The Royal Challengers” was created for the 2013 season and was used till 2015. The anthem “Play Bold” was composed by Salim–Sulaiman, sung by Siddharth Basrur and was released in 2016 during the launch of jerseys for the season. For 2017, the same anthem was recomposed and sung by Anand Bhaskar in 6 languages – English, Kannada, Telugu, Bengali, Marathi and Punjabi.
|Year||Indian Premier League||Champions League Twenty20|
|2008||League stage (7th/8)||Cancelled|
|2012||League stage (5th/9)||DNQ|
|2014||League stage (7th/8)|
|Year||Indian Premier League|
|2017||League stage (8th/8)|
|2018||League Stage (6th/8)|
|2019||League Stage (8th/8)|