Dale Steyn Makes Himself Unavailable For IPL 2021

Dale Steyn Makes Himself Unavailable For IPL 2021

Dale Steyn, Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2020
Dale Steyn (Credits: IPL)

Legendary fast bowler Dale Steyn has made himself unavailable for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Steyn, on Saturday, took to his Twitter account where he wrote that he has made himself unavailable for his franchise, the Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore, for IPL 2021.

Dale Steyn, IPL
Dale Steyn [Photo-Twitter]
He clarified that he does not intend to play for any other franchise, adding that is just taking time off during that period.

“Just a short message to let everyone know that I’ve made myself unavailable for RCB at this years IPL, I’m also not planning on playing for another team, just taking some time off during that period. Thank you to RCB for understanding,” wrote Steyn.

Dale Steyn, however, iterated that he is not retiring and will be available to play in other franchise leagues around the world.

“I will be playing in other leagues, nicely spaced out to give myself a opportunity to do something’s I’ve been excited about as well as continue to play the game I love so much. NO, I’m NOT retired. 😉. Here’s to a great 2021 🤙” tweeted Dale Steyn.

Steyn had a forgettable IPL 2020 campaign where he gave away as many as 133 runs in the 70 bowls he delivered for one solitary wicket. He last featured for Kandy Tuskers in the inaugural season of Lanka Premier League [LPL].

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