Royal Challengers Bangalore is constantly facing defeat and embarrassment in IPL 2019. Although they have star players yet nothing seems to work in their favor. They might not have won any matches so far, but at least they are getting some good news. The explosive Dale Steyn is set to join Royal Challengers Bangalore to replace injured Coulter-Nile giving a much-needed boost to the bowling department of the bottom-placed team in the IPL 12 .
Steyn’s entry into RCB
Steyn went unsold in the previous two IPL auctions and last played in the competition in 2016 when he represented Gujarat Lions. The speedster has also played for RCB between 2008 and 2010, taking 27 wickets. RCB, who are yet to win a game this season and have lost six in a row, will be hoping Steyn fires on the spot and gives them an edge in their next match against Kings XI Punjab which is to be played on Saturday.
Steyn had listed himself at a base price of Rs 1.5 crore at December’s auctions. However, he went unsold. Now RCB has hand-picked the bowler and the decision to bring the lethal pacer back into the squad has been influenced by Steyn’s recent form. Steyn has bowled phenomenally well against Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Reaction on Twitter
Rumor mongers speculated Steyn’s entry into IPL much before when he shared a tweet having the picture of his passport and Indian visa on his social media account with a caption: “Ahhh, what’s this little surprise.” However, Steyn deleted the post afterward. Now as the news got confirmed, his fans are over the moon. Here are some of the reactions.
— Sankeerth Reddy (@Sankeerth_sanju) April 12, 2019
— ~ ~ A ~~ (@i_Anand9) April 12, 2019
This old picture of Steyn and Kohli is giving us major throwback feels.
— Kohlified ♥ (@Sick_Fuker) April 12, 2019
Fans shared that the pacer’s entry into RCB squad will strengthen the bowling attack of the team.
Steyn is coming to India for helping RCB in bowling attack.#Steyn
— Nishikant Panda (@NishikantPanda3) April 11, 2019
— Sree Prasanth Dasika (@DasikaPrasanth) April 12, 2019
#RCB should buy players like #ManojTiwary & #Rasool to make their middle order look stronger than now. Also if #Steyn joins rcb than it will look much better & balance team. Playing #Hetmyer few more matches wont be a bad idea @imVkohli @ABdeVilliers17 @TheVijayMallya @IPL
— Suhail Ahmed ♔ (@suhail943) April 12, 2019
We hope Dale Steyn brings in some good luck too and turns the fortunes of the team by giving stellar performances. The RCB fans have been waiting for a win since a long time, maybe Steyn could provide the breakthrough now.