The Indian Premier League season played in 2016 was a great one for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, but it is a matter of regret for this team that this team, once captained by Virat Kohli, lost the final match in that season and once again the IPL title remained away from their hand.
However, Royal Challengers Bangalore had performed well throughout the season and made it to the second place in the points table.
During the IPL 2016, Royal Challengers Bangalore won 8 out of 14 matches and in that season the captain of the team, Virat Kohli, performed brilliantly and made many records to his name. While the team performed well in the final match of the season as well but had to face defeat by 8 runs.
Sunrisers Hyderabad, batting first, scored 208 runs in 20 overs, in response to which Royal Challengers Bangalore scored 200 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs. In this match, where Chris Gayle played an inning of 76 runs in 38 balls, Virat Kohli also played a quick inning of 54 runs in 35 balls. Although he could not make his team the champion.
Today, in this article, we take a look at 3 players who scored most runs in IPL 2016 and where they are now in 2023?
AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers has consistently performed well for Royal Challengers Bangalore and he batted brilliantly for the team in 2016 as well and was the third highest run-scorer in that season. De Villiers scored a total of 687 runs in 16 matches that season at a strike rate of 168.79, including one century and six half-centuries. Now in 2023, De Villiers has officially retired from playing in the IPL. However, he is expected to join the franchise again in coaching set-up.
It was David Warner who won the IPL 2016 title to Sunrisers Hyderabad under his captaincy. Apart from this, he also scored a total of 848 runs in 17 matches at a strike rate of more than 151 while batting brilliantly in that season. Due to his brilliant performance, Hyderabad won the IPL 2016 title while Warner was the 2nd highest run scorer. Now in 2023, David Warner has parted ways with Hyderabad team and now plays for Delhi Capitals.
Virat Kohli made many great records during IPL 2016 season. He is not only the highest run-scorer in a single season in IPL history, but also holds the record for most hundreds in a single season of IPL. Virat Kohli made both these records during IPL 2016. In that season, Kohli scored a total of 973 runs in 16 matches with the help of 4 centuries and 7 half-centuries and won the Orange Cap that season.
He took Bangalore to the final but ultimately lost to Warner’s Sunrisers Hyderabad. Cut to 2023, Kohli is till with the Royal Challengers Bangalore team, but there has been a change in role. He is no more the captain of the team with Faf du Plessis the new captain.