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IPL 2017: Royal Challengers Bangalore's final game against Delhi Daredevils could be Shane Watson's last match as a player

IPL 2017: Royal Challengers Bangalore's final game against Delhi Daredevils could be Shane Watson's last match as a player

Not to forget, Watson was named as the Player of the Season in 2008, where he scored 472 runs en route to the Rajasthan's title winning run and claimed 17 wickets.

IPL 10: Virat Kohli has done next to nothing, laments Ricky Ponting

IPL 10: Virat Kohli has done next to nothing, laments Ricky Ponting

Hammered and battered and teased and trolled, that's what RCB camp endured. RCB's explosive display in the gentlemen's game, turned to be a tale without a hint of any coherent narrative. The last years' finalists have failed to replicate their form in 2017. 

WATCH: Axar Patel steals the thunder in Bengaluru with blinding knock; punishes Shane Watson with sixes

WATCH: Axar Patel steals the thunder in Bengaluru with blinding knock; punishes Shane Watson with sixes

He went onto score an unbeaten 38 off 17 balls, laced with three fours and couple of towering sixes.

IPL 2017, KXIP vs RCB: I'm certainly to blame for team's humiliating defeat, says Shane Watson

IPL 2017, KXIP vs RCB: I'm certainly to blame for team's humiliating defeat, says Shane Watson

Opening the innings, Watson was dismissed in the first over by Axar Patel. In fact, RCB were 22-3 in five overs but a superb 46-ball 89-run unbeaten innings by AB de Villiers took Bangalore to 148-4.

AB de Villiers upbeat on playing for RCB against KXIP, says he will be available for selection

AB de Villiers upbeat on playing for RCB against KXIP, says he will be available for selection

While AB de Villiers has made his intentions of playing against Kings XI Punjab clear, there is still no news on the progress in fitness levels of Virat Kohli.

IPL 2017, Match 8 Preview: Royal Challengers Bangalore face Kings XI Punjab in another test of character

IPL 2017, Match 8 Preview: Royal Challengers Bangalore face Kings XI Punjab in another test of character

RCB began their campaign without skipper and star batsman Virat Kohli as well as another key player A B de Villiers due to injuries and lost their opening match against defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers fit for RCB's next match? Shane Watson keeps fans guessing!

Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers fit for RCB's next match? Shane Watson keeps fans guessing!

After a loss and a win in the first two matches, RCB next face KXIP on April 10th at the Holkar Stadium in Indore.

IPL 2017, Match 5: Braveheart Rishabh Pant fails to rescue Delhi; Kedar Jadhav emerges as match winner for Bangalore

IPL 2017, Match 5: Braveheart Rishabh Pant fails to rescue Delhi; Kedar Jadhav emerges as match winner for Bangalore

Royal Challengers Bangalore produced a clinical bowling display after Kedar Jadhav's batting heroics as they beat Delhi Daredevils by 15 runs in their IPL match here on Saturday.

IPL 2017: Kedar Jadhav almost kills a spectator, then pulls off MS Dhoni's helicopter shot in one maniac knock — VIDEOS

IPL 2017: Kedar Jadhav almost kills a spectator, then pulls off MS Dhoni's helicopter shot in one maniac knock — VIDEOS

The right-handed batsman went on to make 69 off 37 balls, with the help of five fours and five sixes on a day which saw the likes of Chris Gayle and Shane Watson failed.

IPL 2017, Match 5: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils — As it happened...

IPL 2017, Match 5: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils — As it happened...

Welcome to our live coverage of the match 5 of 2017 IPL between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils, being played at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.

IPL 2017, Match 5 Preview: Injury-hit Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils look to outshine each other

IPL 2017, Match 5 Preview: Injury-hit Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils look to outshine each other

A depleted Bangalore is struggling without captain Virat Kohli, ruled out because of a shoulder injury, and AB de Villiers, who also missed the first tie due to a back problem.

IPL 2017, Match 1: Defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad outclass Royal Challengers Bangalore by 35 in opener

IPL 2017, Match 1: Defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad outclass Royal Challengers Bangalore by 35 in opener

Veteran Yuvraj Singh's blazing blade (62 off 27 balls) and unheralded Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan Arman (2/36 in 4 overs)'s crucial breakthroughs enabled Sunrisers to outwit a Virat Kohli-less RCB in all departments.

IPL 2017, Match 1: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore — As it happened...

IPL 2017, Match 1: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore — As it happened...

Defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad produced a clinical performance to beat last year's finalists Royal Challengers Bangalore by 35 runs in the first match of IPL 2017 at at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal.

Brendon McCullum trolls AB de Villiers, Injury-hit RCB ahead of IPL 2017 opener

Brendon McCullum trolls AB de Villiers, Injury-hit RCB ahead of IPL 2017 opener

De Villiers was set to lead the side in Kohli's absence but back injury forced the South African out of the team's opening game of the season on Wednesday.

#IPL10, Match 1: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - Preview

#IPL10, Match 1: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - Preview

Captain Virat Kohli and star batsman AB de Villiers will be unavailable for tomorrow's match due to injuries. While Kohli is ruled out because of a shoulder injury, de Villiers is nursing a back problem.

RCB name Shane Watson as stand-in captain in absence of injured Virat Kohli

RCB name Shane Watson as stand-in captain in absence of injured Virat Kohli

Watson, a two-time recipient of the player of the tournament award, has previously skippered the now-suspended Rajasthan Royals franchise.

Shane Watson happy to open alongside Chris Gayle in Virat Kohli, KL Rahul's absence at RCB

Shane Watson happy to open alongside Chris Gayle in Virat Kohli, KL Rahul's absence at RCB

Admitting that missing Kohli is a huge setback, Watson is confident that younger players like Sarfaraz Khan and Mandeep Singh would step up and contribute for the team.

India vs Australia: Virat Kohli takes reconciliatory path, says his friendship comment was 'blown out of proportion'

India vs Australia: Virat Kohli takes reconciliatory path, says his friendship comment was 'blown out of proportion'

Moments after India's eight-wicket victory at Dharamsala, Kohli said in the post-match press conference that after all the altercations on and off the field, he doesn't consider Australian cricketers as his friends.

Virat Kohli injury: Can Steve Smith do what MS Dhoni did when limping Shane Watson was mocked by Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina — VIDEOS INSIDE

Virat Kohli injury: Can Steve Smith do what MS Dhoni did when limping Shane Watson was mocked by Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina — VIDEOS INSIDE

After the DRS controversy, mocking emerged as the flavour of the ongoing India-Australia Test series.

India vs Australia: Ex-Aussie star Shane Watson in awe of Virat Kohli's 'dictatorial' captaincy

India vs Australia: Ex-Aussie star Shane Watson in awe of Virat Kohli's 'dictatorial' captaincy

The 35-year-old further continued to hail Kohli's desire for victories, saying that is what pushes his limits to new hieghts.