London — Dale Steyn made the perfect comeback to the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Kolkata on Friday. Almost. Steyn bowled the first delivery of Kolkata Knight Riders’ reply for Royal Challengers Bangalore‚ an outswinger that KKR’s Chris Lynn edged. The ball flew waist high towards first slip‚ where Marcus Stoinis reached to his right and seemed to have the catch covered …  Instead he sent it tumbling to earth. Steyn smiled the smile of a man who has come through a hair-raising journey with his body in the past few years‚ the smile of someone who had lucked into an IPL deal because someone else — Nathan Coulter-Nile — could not take up the original offer. With that Steyn turned on his heel‚ walked back to his mark and steamed in again. And after the last ball of that over Steyn was smiling again. Lynn blipped an unconvincing stroke to mid-off‚ where Virat Kohli held the catch. Kohli was on hand again at the end of Steyn’s third over‚ reaching above his head to palm Shubnam Gill’s t...

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