IPL 2021: Dale Steyn says RCB would like Virat Kohli to be more aggressive

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Former South Africa cricketer Dale Steyn thinks Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) would like their captain Virat Kohli to be more aggressive in the remaining matches of IPL 2021.

RCB registered their first win of the IPL 2021 second phase against Mumbai Indians (MI) on Sunday (September 26). They are currently at number 3 on the points table with 6 wins.

“I think the guys prefer to see him be more aggressive, it seems to get him to play a bit more fluently. It kind of sparks the younger players too, a lot of the younger guys have massive respect for Virat, and they admire him so much that they kind of follow in his direction,” he said on the Select Dugout.

Steyn, the ex-RCB speedster, feels Kohli’s aggression helps him a lot and he also gave the example of India’s recently concluded England tour.

“When he’s fighting fire with fire and nobody’s doing it for India, you can hear all the quicks, when they were playing against England recently, how they were talking about following their captain and they wanting to play fighting fire with fire.

“So, he does lead from the front in that aspect and RCB love it. He’s kind of built that thought around RCB now. It’s the kind of culture that they have got in that dressing room,” he added.

Bangalore will next play Rajasthan Royals on September 29, followed by Punjab Kings on October 3, Sunrisers Hyderabad on October 6, and their final league match against Delhi Capitals on October 8.