IPL 2019: Virat Kohli, Dale Steyn thrilled to be reunited as RCB win 2 in a row

first_img graphs Indian Premier League, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 20:00 (Local Time) 2/25 (4) (20.0) Indian Premier League, 2019 No data available! 161/7 (20.0) Bangalore BLR Match Ended 161/7 53 (37) 160/8 view more view less (20.0) Dale Steyn (BLR) D. Steyn (BLR) India Today Web Desk BengaluruApril 22, 2019UPDATED: April 22, 2019 12:29 IST IPL 2019: Virat Kohli and Dale Steyn caught up after RCB’s 1-run win over CSK (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSRCB defeated CSK by just 1 run in a last-ball thrillerMS Dhoni career-best unbeaten 48-ball 84 went in vainDale Steyn took the wickets of Shane Watson and Suresh RainaRoyal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday defeated Chennai Super Kings in a last-ball thriller at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, as the hosts came out victorious despite a MS Dhoni classic.Dhoni registered his career-best score in the Indian Premier League, scoring an unbeaten 84 from 48 balls but it was not enough to take CSK across the line. Dhoni almost got the required 26 runs off the last over bowled by Umesh Yadav before Parthiv Patel’s ‘Dhoni like calm’ behind the stumps ensured RCB’s victory by one run.Dale Steyn was one of the stars for RCB with the ball as he gave the hosts the perfect start when he dismissed Shane Watson and Suresh Raina on back-to-back deliveries. Steyn finished with 2/29 from his four wickets and has been a real game changer for RCB since his signing a few days ago.Delighted to have Steyn back in the team – Virat KohliOn their @RCBTweets reunion, watch what happens when @imVkohli and @DaleSteyn62 discover a 9 year old treasure! By @RajalArora. #RCBvCSKFull video – https://t.co/JsA5MqgzCw pic.twitter.com/jP87nA3K7IIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 22, 2019After the end of the match, RCB skipper Virat Kohli and Steyn looked back at their 10-year challenge photos. Steyn’s previous stint with the RCB was 9 years ago, as he played 15 matches for the Royal Challengers and picked 15 wickets with a best of 3 for 18.In 2011, Dale Steyn moved to Deccan Chargers before playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad from 2013 to 2015. In 2016, he played 1 game for Gujarat Lions but did not feature in the next two editions of the Indian Premier League.advertisement”We have won three games of the last four we have played. Feels outstanding. We have something really interesting here. There was a little competition, or thing, that came on social media recently – the 10-year challenge,” Kohli said in an interview with the IPL website.”I want everyone to look at this. Me and Dale Styen on the left in 2010 and me and Dale Steyn in 2019. Dale Styen looks the same as you can see on the left, it is a different human being and on the right is a different one,” Kohli added.Kohli went onto add how it felt for him that Steyn is back playing for RCB.”Feels amazing to be able to celebrate with this man after 10 years. We would have never thought that after parting ways in 2010, we would be doing the same thing in Chinnaswamy all over again,” Kohli said.Kohli also asked Steyn for how he felt, to which the South African said: “It’s fanstastic. you know that photo, you are right… it brings back some good memories. The photo just shows how well you’ve done. This man has gone on and taken the world by storm. One of the best if not the best batsmen in the world. I was lucky enough to watch him in the beginning, meeting me in the eyes as an 18-year-old and the man that stands in front of me today… the Indian captain. It is amazing so it is an honour. Thank you.”Kohli praised Steyn further saying that Steyn is one of the nicest people to have played for RCB.”This team has been full of very very nice people. He’s been one of the nicest that has ever played for RCB and we are so delighted to have him back. Good luck to him,” Kohli said.Also Read | MS Dhoni magic leaves cricket fraternity in awe: Cricket needs Dhoni to write it’s scriptsAlso Read | MS Dhoni 1st Indian to hit 200 sixes in Indian Premier LeagueAlso Read | MS Dhoni gave us a massive scare: Virat Kohli after RCB’s thrilling 1-run win over CSKFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Virat KohliFollow Dale SteynFollow RCBFollow 10 Year ChallengeFollow Royal Challengers Bangalore Match Ended Bangalore beat Chennai by 1 run Super Over – Series Status: Player Of The Match: Parthiv Patel Indian Premier League, 2019, Match 39 (20.0) 84 (48) Parthiv Patel (BLR) P. Patel (BLR) Bangalore BLR Bangalore Top Bowlers Top Bowlers commentary advertisement Toss: CHE elected to field Top Batsmen Top Batsmen IPL 2019: Virat Kohli, Dale Steyn thrilled to be reunited as RCB win 2 in a rowVirat Kohli and Dale Styen looked at side-by-side photos of them celebrating a win in 2010 and 2019 after Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Chennai Super Kings by 1 run on Sunday. 2/29 (4) Scorecard Referee: Javagal Srinath (IND) Umpires: Vineet Kulkarni (IND), Rod Tucker (AUS) and Anil Chaudhary (IND) Chennai CHE Chennai view full scorecard Deepak Chahar (CHE) D. Chahar (CHE) vs MS Dhoni (CHE) MS Dhoni (CHE) 160/8 Chennai CHE last_img read more