"Dale Steyn has been prescribed with sufficient rest due to inflammation in his shoulder" – Sanjeev Churiwala, chairman of RCB © AFP
South African pace veteran Dale Steyn, who had recently arrived at Royal Challengers Bangalore as a late replacement, will no longer play a role in the current IPL season due to a shoulder infection problem he picked up on April 21 after the game against Chennai Super Kings .
Steyn was a precautionary in the subsequent collision with Kings XI Punjab, but with the recovery process not planned, the 35-year-old will now fly back home to consult a specialist for the upcoming World Championship.
The Bangalore franchise revealed about the unavailability of the star pacer in their official statement, released on Thursday (April 25).
"Dale Steyn is prescribed with sufficient rest due to inflammation in his shoulder. Due to his health condition, Dale will not be available to continue to participate in the current IPL season. His presence has greatly helped the team and we are very grateful for the inspiration and passion that he brought to the team ", read the statement of Sanjeev Churiwala, chairman of RCB.
"The team will greatly miss his energy and presence, we wish him a speedy recovery and all the luck for all future efforts."
The inclusion of Steyn immediately stimulated the bowling unit of RCB, especially in the new ball passage when the pacer struck twice in each of the two encounters he was part of. Steyn & # 39; s exit means that pacer Tim Southee will have to screw up in New Zealand unless management chooses to include one of the Indian fast bowlers on the spot.