5 iconic IPL battles we will never see again
The Indian Premier League is one of the best and oldest T20 franchise leagues in the world, and next month, it will be held for the eleventh time. Over the years, the tournament has witnessed dwindling support and a frenzied atmosphere.
The grandeur of the IPL is set to continue this year as well, with teams going all-out to fight to purchase the players they believed would consolidate the balance of the team at the IPL auctions.
However, when we look back now, they are some irreversible changes that have taken place in the IPL. There are few battles which we shall never witness again due to the fact that most of these players are not a part of the game anymore
#5 Dale Steyn vs AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers's heroics, especially in the T20 format of the game, has helped him garner a definition to his name - Absolutely Brilliant de Villiers. Such is the stature of de Villiers in any format of cricket he plays. Over the years, for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL, he has been instrumental in achieving success.
On the other hand, Dale Steyn boasted a reputation as one of the deadliest bowlers in the world. For his team, Steyn was the bowling spearhead and was trusted deeply by the skippers at the death overs.
Against RCB in the IPL, Steyn boasted an impressive economy of 6.92, but only de Villiers managed to thrash him all over the park. The first time was in 2012 when he scored 23 runs off Steyn's over and again in 2014 when Steyn was taken for 24 by de Villiers.