Kolkata, April 18 -- When things aren't going swimmingly, dial Dale Steyn. That is what Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) coach Gary Kirsten did. So what if this season's Indian Premier League (IPL) was in the background for Steyn who was spending free time with his grandparents when the call came last week.

Having found out that Steyn, 35, was readying to play some T20, Kirsten signed him as Nathan Coulter-Nile's replacement. If South Africa's most successful Test bowler with 439 wickets - he also has 196 One-day International dismissals - is expected to more than fill in, it is something he is used to.

"Look, I've played for South Africa for almost 13 years (over 14 years; Test debut in Dec 2004) and I feel it has been the same. Of late...