Dale Steyn cleared the air on his retirement and said he is taking some time off from cricket and is not calling it quits.
Parthiv announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Wednesday. Steyn and Parthiv shared the dressing room for various Indian Premier League sides.
RCB director of cricket Mike Hesson said every cricketer of the team is paired with a buddy from the side.
RCB's squad, majorly Indian players, reached Dubai on Friday ahead of the season slated to begin from September 19 until November 10.
The Virat Kohli-led team will be based out of the Waldorf hotel in Dubai for the tournament's entire duration.
There has been a rise in crime rates in South Africa since the start of level 3 lockdown which was enforced in the country on June 1.
Tendulkar eventually went on to score the first double hundred in one-day internationals with his unbeaten 200, powering India to a mammoth 403 for three.
Holding said that the fact that Lillee managed to remain lethal even after being forced to reshape his action completely due to a back surgery shows how good he was.
Steyn had announced his retirement last year from the red-ball cricket, which he termed as the ultimate form of the game.
Steyn is currently with the Proteas for their T20I series against England which concludes on February 16.
South Africa’s all-time leading Test wicket-taker will be 37 by the time the global showpiece starts and has not played international cricket since last March.
Steyn, 36, retired from Test cricket last year after a series of injuries but said he remained available for the country's white-ball teams.
The veteran seamer is making a comeback to the international cricket after nearly a year as he was recovering from a recurring shoulder injury.
The South African pacer has damaged a tissue and will be out for a minimum period of four to six weeks which effectively rules him out of the ongoing Test series against the visiting Indian team.
The 34-year-old has been out of Test action since injuring his shoulder during a series against Australia in Perth in November 2016.