3 players whose career went downhill after leaving Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL

The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) holds a prominent position among the leading teams competing in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The team became a part of the IPL in 2008 and, although they have yet to secure a championship title, their impressive performance in certain seasons has garnered them an extensive and devoted fan following.


The Bangalore-based franchise’s commitment to delivering exceptional cricket has contributed significantly to their ever-growing fanbase.

RCB has witnessed the formation of formidable partnerships throughout its history in the IPL, featuring renowned names like Dale Steyn, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Daniel Vettori, and many more.


These players have brought immense success to the franchise during their tenure. However, it is noteworthy that some of these players experienced a decline in their career trajectories after parting ways with RCB. Here are 3 notable players who fall into this category:

Devdutt Padikkal

Ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction, Royal Challengers Bangalore made the decision not to retain Devdutt Padikkal, and he subsequently joined the Rajasthan Royals. While Padikkal had previously served as an opener for RCB, the Rajasthan Royals have utilized him in the middle-order.

Unfortunately, the transition to his new role has not been entirely smooth for the talented left-handed batter, as he has faced challenges in finding his comfort zone.


Kedar Jadhav

During his stint with Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kedar Jadhav had a standout season in 2017, which marked the pinnacle of his IPL career. The right-handed batsman showcased his skills by amassing over 250 runs in that season.

However, in 2018, Jadhav made the move to the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) but struggled to maintain consistent performances. His form dipped, and his strike rate fell below 100 in both the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

Ross Taylor

Ross Taylor, the former New Zealand captain, played a vital role as one of the premier finishers for the Royal Challengers Bangalore during the early seasons of the IPL. However, his association with RCB came to an end, and he went on to represent different teams in subsequent years.

From 2011 to 2014, Taylor played for the Delhi Daredevils, Rajasthan Royals, and Pune Warriors. Unfortunately, he did not experience significant success with any of these teams. Reflecting on his career, Taylor acknowledged that had he not been released by RCB, his cricketing journey might have extended further, indicating the impact that his departure from RCB had on his career trajectory.

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