HAMILTON: Team India skipper Virat Kohli, who also leads Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) within the Indian Premier League (RCB), has been left shocked after the franchise removed their profile picture and posts from various social media accounts.
Kohli, who is currently leading the national side in New Zealand, on Thursday said he was surprised that posts from the social media accounts of RCB disappeared and him, being the captain of the side, wasn't even informed. "Posts disappear and therefore the captain isn't informed. @rcbtweets let me know if you would like any help," Kohli tweeted.
RCB, who haven't been ready to win IPL since its inception in 2008, changed the name of their official Twitter handle raising a couple of eyebrows. The account removed its display picture and canopy picture while the name was changed to only 'Royal Challengers'. an equivalent was done on their Instagram and Facebook accounts.
Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was also left shocked after the event . "Arey @rcbtweets, what googly is this? Where did your profile pic and Instagram posts go?" Chahal had tweeted on his way back from New Zealand.
AB de Villiers, who also plays for RCB, also expressed shock at the event which came weeks before the beginning of the 2020 IPL edition. "Folks at @rcbtweets, what's happened to our social media accounts? ?? I hope it's just a technique break. ????" de Villiers wrote.
RCB's actions come each day after the Bengaluru-based franchise signed Muthoot Fincorp as their title sponsor for IPL 2020. RCB on Tuesday announced a three-year partnership with Muthoot Fincorp Ltd, a neighborhood of the Muthoot Pappachan Group, popularly referred to as Muthoot Blue, a diversified conglomerate within the financial services industry.
The partnership of title sponsor for the marquee T20 team includes the heavily valued "jersey front" logo placement, which can be prominent on the playing and training jersey, in stadium integration reception matches, digital and other high visible media platforms, a press release had said.