Royal Challengers Bangalore grabbed everyone’s attention today by signing three big players. The Bangalore-based franchise roped in the trio of Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera and Tim David ahead of the second phase of IPL 2021. This trio has replaced Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson and Finn Allen, respectively.
Wanindu Hasaranga’s signing has been the biggest talking point because the Sri Lankan leg-spinner performed exceptionally well in the series against India. Hasaranga picked up four wickets in the final T20I of the series against India and won the Player of the Series award. He helped his nation record their first-ever bilateral T20I series win against the Indian cricket team.
Speaking of the other replacements signed by Royal Challengers Bangalore, Dushmantha Chameera is the compatriot of Wanindu Hasaranga. When IPL 2021 Auction ended, not a single player from the Sri Lankan cricket team had an IPL contract. However, now, before he second p hase of the competition gets underway, two Sri Lanka players will play for the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Meanwhile, Tim David has become the first player from his country, Singapore to earn an IPL contract. Singapore is one of the rising nations in the cricket world, and players like David have played a role in their success. Recently, Tim participated in the Big Bash League, the Pakistan Super League and the Men’s Hundred 2021.
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s decision to sign Wanindu Hasaranga impresses fans on Twitter
Twitterati was delighted to see Wanindu Hasaranga receive an IPL contract. It was disheartening to see not a single player from Sri Lanka in the league. Many fans thought if any Sri Lankan cricketer deserved a contract, it was Hasaranga.
In case you didn’t know, the leg-spin bowling all-rounder from Galle was the Man of the Series in the inaugural Lanka Premier League played in the year 2020. Hence, fans were happy and here are the top reactions to his signing.
Hasaranga always wanted to play alongside the GOAT pic.twitter.com/2dPfcQeGbL
— 𝑷𝒓𝒂𝒔𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒕 (@Kohliesque) August 21, 2021
Zampa to miss IPL but Hasaranga has been announced has replacement. pic.twitter.com/sSBr3vbN2YAdvertisement
— Kiran (@lame_brain_) August 21, 2021
Hasaranga signs up for Kohli's team in IPL.
Daniel Alexander right now: pic.twitter.com/RVugnNgNEx
— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) August 21, 2021
DC vs RCB IPL,2021.
Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw says about Hasaranga : pic.twitter.com/ZrtsCKDFTm
— Brajendra Kumar Mishra (Braja)🇮🇳 #SaveSalandi (@brajendramshr) August 21, 2021
Someone please check on @daniel86cricket .
Poor guy now has to start hating Hasaranga as he will be in IPL and has to play under Kohli's captaincy.
— D0nt (@D0nt_99) August 21, 2021
Overseas players of RCB in IPL 2021:
This is an excellent core & depth.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) August 21, 2021
•Wahindu Hasaranga Replaces Adam Zampa.
•Dushmantha Chameera replaces Kane Richardson.
•Tim David replaces Finn Allen.
Superb Replacements. One of the Top picks by RCB in IPL 2021. pic.twitter.com/wpVzoQGgA7
— CricketMAN2 (@man4_cricket) August 21, 2021
RCB have some serious depth now in the squad. Hasaranga's signing will boost their all round department, he'll be lethal on UAE pitches with Chameera. David is also a powerful striker. Looking at the Mega Auction next year, this is probably RCB's best chance to lift the cup.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) August 21, 2021