RCB vs CSK in IPL 2021: Tim David becomes first Singaporean to play in IPL – Singapore’s Australia-born all-rounder Tim David was an elated man as he became the first Singaporean to make his IPL debut on Friday. The Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) newest recruit replaced Kyle Jamieson in the Playing XI against MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Sharjah.
First outing for Tim David in the Red and Gold! 🤩⭐️
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) September 24, 2021
RCB vs CSK in IPL 2021: Tim David has been in demand in all T20 leagues as he is known to be an explosive batsman. Singapore’s cricket star has played in eight leagues including CPL 2021, PSL 2021, County, T20 Blast, The Hundred, BBL amongst others in nine months, becoming the busiest cricketer. With Singapore’s COVID-19 restrictions keeping him out of the national side, he had no lack of opportunities.
He even played alongside Faf Du Plessis at St Lucia Kings in the CPL 2021. “It’s nice to be representing a lot of the associate players and showing that a player not from Test playing nations can do really good things at a higher level of cricket.”
RCB vs CSK in IPL 2021: Over the last nine months, Tim David has featured in eight tournaments in six different geographical locations as he attempts to make the most of his purple patch. After a stunning season with the Hobart Hurricanes, David developed his reputation of being as a big hitter and offers continued to rain in. The 25-year-old got called up to the Pakistan Super League as a last-minute replacement and then went to the Netherlands to play club cricket.
RCB vs CSK in IPL 2021: He later got called up by Surrey in England to play two T20 games as an injury replacement and ended up being picked for one-dayers as well. David then got picked at the last minute for The Hundred, where he played in the final and won. He then played in the CPL and now will feature in the upcoming IPL 2021 Phase 2.
“A day after the final, I took a plan to play in the CPL. The whole of last year I was sitting at home doing nothing. Then, it all snowballed a bit. The Covid this year opened up a lot of opportunities. It’s been a long time on the road, but I am grateful,” Tim David said.