Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bowed out of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) after SRH outclassed them in the Eliminator at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

Several former cricketers are getting vocal about their opinions on what steps RCB should take to level them up. In the same light, former RCB and India pacer Ashish Nehra has also jumped on the bandwagon.

The former left-arm pacer feels that making frequent changes in the squad every year has led to RCB’s downfall, over the years. Nehra and former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan discussed the same issue, and the former pointed out that RCB seems to be over-dependent on Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.

Nehra further stated that KXIP are also dependent on a handful of players, mainly KL Rahul and Chris Gayle.

“RCB are overly dependent on Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. The entire team and the squad revolve around them, which isn’t the right-thinking as it (cricket) is a game of 11 players,” Nehra told Star Sports.

The 2011 World Cup winner believes that consistency factor will only come into play if 2-3 players from RCB should be retained every year apart from Kohli, De Villiers, and Yuzvendra Chahal.

“You should let the same players be with you for 2-3 years other than those two. These two players and Chahal are always there in the squad. Apart from them, you won’t see the fourth name.”

“Otherwise, from where will you get the players as you can’t change the entire squad in every auction, that apart from two or three, you will change the rest of the 16 to 18 players. They should stick to the same players for at least three years because making a team is a process in which they are very hasty,” Nehra signed off.

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