High point: Their brightest moment came against Mumbai Indians in the league stage encounter as they beat Rohit Sharma led side in a super over. They posted 201 on the board and failed to close the game only to come back in the dying stages of the game. Pacer Navdeep Saini bowled a brilliant super over and answered the critics who questioned RCB team management on picking this young lad into the side.
Low point: Against SRH in the eliminator, RCB needed their top order to fire the most and it was at this precise occasion that they deserted their team. It was a crunch game and the likes of Kohli, Padikkal and Finch lost their way, as a result RCB posted a total of 132 which was never going to be enough.
Captaincy verdict: Kohli as a captain has matured over the years. Be it his precision to bring in Chahal or handling the ball to Saini in the death over, Kohli has improved his resource-allocation strategy. Every time he threw the ball to Chahal, he gave RCB the breakthrough. Kohli has also shown confidence in youngster Mohammad Siraj and Devdutt Padikkal by giving them a consistent run.
Most valuable player: No doubt opener Devdutt Padikkal has been the MVP this season. The youngster made an instant impact on debut scoring 56 off 42 balls. He ended up the season with an overall tally of 473 runs.
Major disappointment: Aaron Finch being a senior international player walked into the side with a lot of gravity but his fans didn’t know that they were in for a disappointment. He remained largely inconsistent and accounted for just 268 runs with only one fifty.
Season Verdict: RCB started off well and were doing good till the tournament reached the business end. With a plethora of young fast bowlers, it looked like RCB will make it this year but fate had other ideas. Kohli and his men failed to peak at the right time and were eliminated in a game which could have gone the other way had they scored 20 more runs.