Royal Challengers Bangalore have done most things right on the field and have been playing a refreshing brand of cricket in IPL 2020. On Wednesday, RCB leapfrogged Mumbai Indians to take the 2nd position in the points table with 14 points after a crushing 8-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders.
Batting first Kolkata Knight Riders were restricted to 84 for 8 in 20 overs thanks to a superb bowling performance from the likes of Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal and Navdeep Saini. Siraj was the star for RCB as he produced figures of 3/8 from his four overs, including two maidens making him the first bowler to do so.
RCB pacer Dale Steyn, who was not part of the playing XI during Wednesday’s win, heaped rich praises on Siraj, saying he was amazing and to perform like this shows Siraj’s character.
“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.
“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.