Mumbai: Former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif, impressed with Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers’ maverick innings against Gujarat Lions on Saturday, said that Dale Steyn (who has not played much this IPL) would have been happy to sit out.
Kohli and de Villiers stitched a record 229-run partnership for the second wicket as Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Gujarat Lions by 144 runs.
While Kohli scored a 55-ball 109 – this third ton of the season – which included eight sixes and five fours; de Villiers remained unbeaten on 129 off 52 balls which included 10 fours and 12 sixes.
The 32-year-old Steyn has only played one match this season where he remained wicket-less (0/17 in two overs). It is unfortunate that the fiery speedster is not able to find a place in the Gujarat playing eleven.
However, Steyn may be slightly offended with Kaif’s statement which indirectly refers that he could have been at the receiving end of the Kohli-de Villiers onslaught.