Rajasthan Royals team is the team that won the 1st season Indian Premier League in 2008. If someone asks you, who is the 1st winner of the Indian Premier League, your answer should have to be, Rajasthan Royal team was the 1st winner of IPL. The team is based in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Rajasthan Royals represents a whole State. The brand value of Rajasthan Royals is 249 crore. The team record run-scorer is Ajinkya Rahane with 3098 runs and the highest wicket-taker is Shane Watson, with 67 wickets.
Franchise History of Rajasthan Royal Team
Rajasthan Royal is a franchise cricket team owned by Manoj Badale (Led Emerging Media IPL Ltd) which holds 65% shares. Key minority shareholders include Lachlan Mordoch and RedBird Capital partner. Emerging media bought the Rajasthan Royal franchise for $67 million , which makes it the least expensive team of IPL. In 2009 franchise make a pre-tax profit of $ 7.5 million. In IPL history many teams terminate due to many issues but Deccan Chargers team terminate for the financial issue and they didn’t play again in IPL. All history details are provided in the article IPL team Deccan Chargers History. You can get the reason of its termination from this article.
Rajasthan Royal team Termination
In 2015 the team was terminated by BCCI for two years. Ranjit Bharthakur and Fraser Castellino were the only two stakeholders of the team, which was fully unknown to the BCCI at the time. An out-of-court deal between the two results. Rajasthan Royals became the source of gossip when unprofessional and false bids were made, violating BCCI norms.
Suspension from IPL
Rajasthan Royal Team Identity
Team Logo and Jersey
In the old logo of Rajasthan Royals, two lions stand with buglers. The old logo colors are blue and gold. RR changed its logo, new logo colors are pink and white due to its pink city Jaipur. Rajasthan represents Raja as king and Sthan as state, the full meaning is the State of Kings. It was the state of Kings that’s why a crown shows on the top of double R.
In 2008 jersey color was blue with yellow strips and in 2020 jersey color became blue and pink.
Alcis, Lakshmi Cement, JIO, Astral Pipes and food chain Chawla, INOX and Alcis sports chose, KEI wires and cables, JK sixer Cement and Nerolac Paints are the sponsors of Rajasthan Royals jersey.
Rajasthan Royals theme song is ‘Halla Bol’ in 2008. Sung by Rajasthan folk singer Lla Arun. This theme song changed to “Phir Halla Bol” in 2018 and sung by Sunidhi Chauhan.
The team mascot is a lion named Moochu Singh.
Home Ground of Rajasthan Royal Team
Sawai Mansingh Stadium is the home ground of Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur. The stadium was built during the Maharaja Sawai Mansingh 2. The stadium seats are 30,000 and one of the best stadiums in India. The Sawagi Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur is set to host the Rajasthan Royals home matches in 2018.
Most Expensive Player Of Rajasthan Royal Team
South African all-rounder Chris Morris has become the most expensive player of Rajasthan Royals in IPL history breaking the bank to acquire his services for INR 16.25 crore.
Rajasthan Royal Team Performance History 2008 – 2009
Team Performance History 2010 and 2013
Rajasthan Royals ended the tournament badly with losses to Mumbai Indians and RCB at home and KKR in the last round-robin match in Kolkata. Sequentially, they failed to make it to the playoffs for the 2nd consecutive season as they finished 7th out of 8th teams in the competition.
The Rajasthan Royals were temporarily out of the league due to an issue with their unreported ownership changes. The team was reinstated with involvement from the High Court. But this time they ended their Round-robin matches well with a win against Mumbai Indians. Rajasthan dismiss from the competition since they end at the six positions out of the ten-team in the tournament.
Rajasthan Royals finished in 7th place among the points table, winning only 7 matches out of 16 in 2012. In 2013 Rajasthan Royals qualified for the play-offs stage. They won against Sunriser Hyderabad but lost to MI in 2nd qualifier. Shane Watson declare as Man of the match.
Team Performance History 2014 and 2021
British Asian Cup
On 19 May 2009, it was announced the Royals would meet Middlesex Crusaders for a one-off T20 for the British Asian Cup. The match took place on 6 July 2009. 1st time the annual charity series play between T20 champions of two countries. The match win by Rajasthan Royals by 46 runs.