Town - Speculation is rife that Dale
Steyn is on the verge of joining an IPL franchise.
The 35-year-old went unsold at
the auction for this year's tournament, but Indian media is now suggesting that
he is on his way to what is cricket's most lucrative competition.
Steyn on Thursday posted a
photograph of his passport and Indian visa to his Instagram account with the
what's this little surprise."
While he has since deleted the
post, it was online long enough for the rumours to start.
Numerous Indian publications,
including the Times of India, are
speculating that Steyn has been signed by the struggling Royal Challengers
Despite boasting superstars like
Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, RCB have lost all six of their matches in 2019
Steyn's inclusion, the reports
add, could be fuelled by the fact that Australian fast bowler Nathan
Coulter-Nile has returned home.
While Steyn would obviously
benefit financially from any IPL deal, his participation in the tournament
would obviously be a concern for Proteas management given that he is set to
play a pivotal role in South Africa's World Cup charge in England this