The Indian Premier League is perhaps the most popular cricket league in the world, with the best cricketers assembling at one place to do battle with each other. The Chennai Super Kings and the Royal Challengers Bangalore are two of the most popular franchises. Both of them have over 5 million Instagram followers, highlighting their immense fandom.
It is the dream of every upcoming cricket player to become a part of any of these two elite teams because the former Indian captain MS Dhoni and the current Indian skipper Virat Kohli are a part of these squads. A few players have managed to gain a place in both the teams. However, their performances were quite contrasting.
Here’s a look at the five players who starred for CSK but did not perform well for RCB in IPL.
Former New Zealand cricket team captain Brendon McCullum had kickstarted the IPL in grand fashion with a brilliant century on debut against RCB. He later for KTK, CSK, RCB, and GL in the IPL.
McCullum was highly successful at CSK, as he scored 841 runs in 28 matches, including one century and five fifties. At RCB, he could only score 127 runs in six games at a dismal average of 21.17.
All-rounder Pawan Negi had become a big star in Indian cricket after his excellent performance for the Chennai Super Kings in IPL. Negi finished off matches in style for CSK. He had a strike rate of 158.90, while he picked six wickets in 37 overs for CSK.
Later, he played for RCB and is still a part of the same franchise. The left-arm spinner has scalped 20 wickets for RCB, but his batting performances have not been the same. Negi has scored only 156 runs in 21 matches for the Virat Kohli-led franchise.
Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson played a pivotal role in CSK’s success during the last two IPL seasons. In just 42 IPL innings, Watson has amassed 1,238 runs for the Yellow Army.
In 2016 and 2017, Watson played a couple of seasons for RCB. However, those tourneys were not so fruitful for him, as he scored only 250 runs and picked up 25 wickets in 24 matches.
Albie Morkel was one of the biggest match-winners for the Chennai Super Kings in the first few seasons of the IPL. The Proteas player scored 827 runs and scalped 76 wickets in 78 games for Chennai.
He later played for RCB, and turned up in seven matches for them. Morkel could score only 45 runs at a strike rate of 109.76 for RCB, while he managed to pick only four wickets.
Shadab Jakati was an uncapped player, who was the strike bowler for CSK once upon a time in the IPL. The left-arm spinner represented CSK in 50 matches, where he picked up 46 wickets, including a couple of four-wicket hauls.
RCB signed him later in his career, but he could not impress much on his debut. Jakati leaked 41 runs in his wicketless 3.4 overs as RCB did not give him another chance to play.