Twitter reacts to Dale Steyn joining RCB for IPL 2019
Steyn started his IPL career playing for the RCB.
by Jatin Author
Published - Apr 12, 2019 7:31 pm | Updated - Apr 12, 2019 7:31 pm
Yes! Finally, the speculations came out to be true and Dale Steyn is joining the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019. Steyn will be replacing injured Australian pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile, who was supposed to join RCB after the Pakistan ODI series. He started his career for the RCB itself.
Dale Steyn had played for Deccan Chargers in IPL 2011 and 2012, before moving to Sunrisers Hyderabad. After appearing for Gujarat Lions in IPL 2016, Steyn had pulled out of IPL 2017 due to his shoulder injury which was to keep him out of the game for a year. In IPL 2018 and IPL 2019, Steyn went unsold in the auctions.
Steyn had raised doubts amongst the Indian IPL fans when he shared a photo of his passport showing his visa for India on his Instagram story. Steyn is one of the most prolific wicket-takers in the Indian T20 league, taking 92 wickets in 90 matches with an economy of 6.72 and the best bowling performance of 3/8.
Indian fans react to Steyn joining RCB for IPL 2019
This is not the first time Dale Steyn is playing for the Bengaluru team, as he played the first three seasons for RCB and had taken 27 wickets in 28 matches from 2008-2010. Injuries have derailed his career a bit in the past 2-3 years but has made a successful come back to mainstream cricket nicely.
Virat Kohli, who was just a 19-year-old new recruit the last time he and Steyn played together for RCB, will now captain the Phalaborwa-born pacer after 10 years. The RCB team really needs something different to bring themselves out of the black hole that is their performance in IPL 2019, which has seen them losing six out of six matches played so far, even at home.
Their fast bowling unit is so bad that they have been unable to defend even a score of 190 plus on M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Addition of Dale Steyn will bring experience to their attack and will help the likes of Mohammed Siraj and Navdeep Saini enhance their performance from here on.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the news of Dale Steyn joining RCB
Dale Steyn is the bowling equivalent of Tendulkar. But I'm not sure even he can help RCB.
— KASHISH (@crickashish217) April 12, 2019
— Dinesh Mehta (@nishumehtaa) April 12, 2019
— Ankit Sharma (@ankit2489786) April 12, 2019
Dale Steyn joining RCB (Replacement Of Coulter Nile) 😍😍
WOWWWW, What a News 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥
— K. Star #PlayBold (RCB)❤💝🌠♠ (@Bollywoodventu) April 12, 2019
Dale Steyn in RCB 😍🙌. Chalo kuchh acha dekhenge ab:)#ipl
— Bhawana (@bhawnakohli5) April 12, 2019
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) April 12, 2019
Can't wait for RCB vs MI and Rohit batting with the background music of "dhundo dhundo re saajna dhundo dhundo Dale Steyn ke bowlaaa!".
— شاہرخ (@Mon_keyAwaaz) April 12, 2019
— Vik Jayara (@Vikasjayara) April 12, 2019
— Rooter App (@RooterSports) April 12, 2019
DALE STEYN IS COMING BACK IN RCB😍😍😍😍😍😍
— vipul. (@Vipultweets_) April 12, 2019
News- Dale steyn is coming in #RCB
RCB fan- pic.twitter.com/wz6sjksfTt
— चौकीदार MARS (@marspryj) April 12, 2019
— Sujit Steyn (@sujit1803) April 12, 2019
— Gokul V (@techbotgoku) April 12, 2019
Dale Steyn replaces Counternile 😍
— Gokul (@gokulsofficial_) April 12, 2019
Dale Steyn is set to replace injured Nathan Coulter-Nile in RCB's squad.
Good time – Lalalala!#IPL2019
— Gautam Sodhi (@GautamSodhi1) April 12, 2019
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