After AB de Villiers and Yuzvendra Chahal, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli too seems to have joined in what looks like a campaign after the IPL franchise deleted all its photos across social media. Amid rumours that the team is set to undergo a brand makeover, it’s prominent players have been tweeting out posts which apart from resembling each other have also managed to generate a lot of fan interest into the happenings at the franchise.
The latest to join the bandwagon is the captain himself, Virat Kohli. Taking to Twitter he wrote on Thursday: “Posts disappear and the captain isn’t informed. @rcbtweets, let me know if you need any help.”
Posts disappear and the captain isn’t informed. @rcbtweets, let me know if you need any help.
Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) February 13, 2020
Earlier, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal took to social media and expressed surprise over the latest development, which comes weeks ahead of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.
“Arey @rcbtweets, what googly is this? Where did your profile pic and Instagram posts go?” Chahal wrote.
Arey @rcbtweets, what googly is this? Where did your profile pic and Instagram posts go?
Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) February 12, 2020
AB de Villiers was the second RCB player to express surprise.
Folks at @rcbtweets, what’s happened to our social media accounts? Hope it’s just a strategy break.
AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) February 12, 2020
Soon others joined in:
Mike Hesson (@CoachHesson) February 12, 2020
In case you’re rebranding, do let us know if you need any help, @RCBTweets!
We know a thing or two pic.twitter.com/1nKpDJ7SbV
Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) February 12, 2020
SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) February 12, 2020
Logos have disappeared, content from the pages is amiss, my contract with @RCBTweets is still pending, what’s going on guys? Stressed.
Danish Sait (@DanishSait) February 12, 2020
Hey guys, any idea what’s on with @rcbtweets? All posts deleted on Instagram, no profile pictures on Twitter and Facebook…..
Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 12, 2020
Knock knock @RCBTweets , is the account hacked?
Devdutt Padikkal (@devdpd07) February 12, 2020
Why is Or cee Bee soshal yandle yumptee? @RCBTweets
Mr. Nags (@NagsMr) February 12, 2020
RCB’s actions come a day after the IPL franchise signed Muthoot Fincorp as their title sponsor for IPL 2020. RCB on Tuesday announced a three-year partnership with Muthoot Fincorp Ltd, a part of the Muthoot Pappachan Group, popularly known as Muthoot Blue, a diversified conglomerate in the financial services industry.
The partnership of title sponsor for the marquee T20 team includes the heavily valued “jersey-front” logo placement, which will be prominent on the playing and training jersey, in-stadium integration at home matches, digital and other highly visible media platforms, a statement had said.
After finishing as runners-up in IPL 2016, RCB’s performances in the following seasons have been far from impressive. The Virat Kohli-led franchise finished last in 2017, 6th in 2018 and once again last in 2019.