Dale Steyn, who has been dropped from Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) playing XI after featuring in the first few matches, candidly said that he wants to take all the glory of his side’s comprehensive win against KKR.
On Wednesday, Mohammed Siraj became the first bowler to bowl two maiden overs in a game while he also picked up three wickets. His contribution along with Chris Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal and Navdeep Saini’s bowling attack restricted KKR for paltry 84 runs. Eventually, RCB registered a comfortable victory by eight runs and moved at number second position in the points table. Notably, Mumbai Indians are also behind them.
While speaking in a video posted by RCB, Dale Steyn heaped praise on Siraj’s bowling. He said that it was an amazing comeback from the pacer after being beaten by KKR batsman in Sharjah in the last meeting. The veteran also added that everyone had stuck to their plan, which reaped results for RCB.
“They were amazing. I thought Siraj to comeback from his last game against Kolkata Knight Riders in Sharjah when he went for a couple of runs and perform like this shows the character that he is and what kind of class player he is. Well done to him and I think everyone struck it together nicely tonight. One of those nights where things go your way,” Dale Steyn said in a video posted by RCB on their official Youtube channel.
Youngsters in RCB are keen to learn: Dale Steyn
Dale Steyn also jokingly said that he wants to take all the credit for the bowler’s outstanding performance but unfortunately, he can not. He added that the youngsters are very keen to learn from the seniors in the team.
“I want to take all the glory but I can’t unfortunately,” Steyn joked when Patel asked him about helping the young RCB pacers.
“Everyone is actually keen to learn. The youngsters in the batting are learning from the top batsman Virat and ABD. Obviously, the same thing happening to the bowlers. They are all speaking to Chris (Morris) and myself. It’s nice to share knowledge,” Steyn added.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have won seven out of 10 matches played so far. Their next match is against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday.