Dale Steyn says hello to the white ball ahead of his return to limited-overs cricket

Steyn waited 2 long years to get a chance in South Africa's squad for the 50-over format.

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South African pacer, Dale Steyn is back and this time he will be seen going hard against his opponents with a white ball in his hand. Steyn is making comeback to limited-overs cricket after 2 years. The veteran pacer has expressed his wish to play in the upcoming World Cup 2019 as well.

Fans were eager to see 'Steyn Gun' firing in the shorter format and the wait finally comes to an end. He will be playing the ODI series against Zimbabwe later this month.

Steyn, himself, is happy with his comeback as he said hello to the white ball after a long time. "Hello, white ball my old friend.. I’ve come to play with you again ????????," he wrote on Twitter.

In 115 innings, the 35-year-old has picked up 180 wickets with an impressive economy of 4.94. He has 3 five-wicket hauls too in his account.

Recently, James Anderson, who became the highest wicket-taking pacer in Tests, ranked Steyn and Glenn McGrath above him. 

"I've spent most of my life watching fast bowlers - initially as a kid on TV and later in the flesh when I started playing top-level cricket. Even now, on a day off, I'll sit at home with the cricket on TV analyzing the quick boys and trying to learn. How are they gripping the ball? What are they thinking? Why did they bowl a bouncer or yorker or slower ball? I don't think I'll ever stop being fascinated.

"Of the modern era, I'd happily tip my hat towards Dale Steyn. With his express pace, control, and swing, he's better than me, too," he said.


By Sihyeu Singh - 15 Sep, 2018

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