Cricket South Africa (CSA) recently announced their squads for the tour of India. The Proteas are scheduled to take on Team India in a three match T20I series and a three match Test series. After the squads were announced, the veteran Dale Steyn expressed his displeasure for being left out.
Steyn who was not happy after being left out, he went on to Twitter to express his anger as he tweeted, “I did Obviously lost my number in the reshuffling of the coaching staff.”
When a journalist replied to the pacer saying, “The new selectors are obviously saving you for the 'big' games. (Who are the new selectors?)” to which the veteran pacer replied, “Apologies to Virat and a billion people for thinking they not (sic).”
When CSA acting director of cricket Corrie van Zyl was asked about leaving Steyn out, he revealed that the 36-year-old was not medically fit as he said, “He is not yet medically ready and our information makes that very clear.”
Van Zyl then went on to add that Vernon Philander who suffered an hamstring injury and Theunis de Bruyn who was out due to back injury are expected to be fit in time for the three-Test series against India in October as he said, "Both are on track, but they will have to play one match before the tour to prove that they are fully fit."
Steyn recently announced his retirement from the longest format of the game. While retiring from the “best version of the game”, Steyn said, “Today, I walk away from a format of the game I love so much. In my opinion Test cricket is the best version of this game.”
(With IANS inputs)