Ahead of the IPL 2024 auction, the roster of released and retained players by all teams was announced on November 26, showcasing some unexpected decisions. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) particularly raised eyebrows with the release of crucial bowlers who played pivotal roles in the team’s success. One of these bowlers has now shared their initial thoughts after being released from the RCB camp.
Harshal Patel’s Gratitude to RCB
Following his release from RCB, Harshal Patel took to his official Instagram account to express his sentiments, saying, “I’d like to share some cherished memories from my time with Royal Challengers Bangalore.” Patel reflected on an incredible three-year journey, thanking everyone within the team for their unwavering support through highs and lows. His exceptional performance for RCB, including 32 wickets in IPL 2021 and 14 wickets in IPL 2023, showcased his dedication and impact on the team.
RCB’s Released Squad
RCB’s decision to release eleven players ahead of the IPL 2024 auction included three prominent bowlers: Josh Hazlewood, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Harshal Patel. The list further comprised Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Wayne Parnell, David Willey, Sonu Yadav, Avinash Singh, Siddharth Kaul, and Kedar Jadhav. This surprising move in letting go of key bowlers has led to fan speculation, with many questioning the strategy behind releasing such impactful players.