One of the most fierce and aggressive bowlers Dale Steyn for the first time spoke about the way he felt when South Africa went out of the semi final of the ICC World Cup 2015 against the hosts with a ball to spare.
With 4 runs to win of two balls, Grant Elliot of New Zealand hit Dale Steyn for a six and knocked the proteas out of the tournament and after the end of the match we saw Grant Elliot help a disgruntled Steyn who was on the ground in disbelief. Steyn felt that it takes a real man to show such a gesture and that it was comforting. He felt that it was kind of disappointing to be out of the cup after training hard and long for four years. Steyn said that it was one his best moments as a cricketer and that he would do the same in that situation.
When asked about not being able to play most of the matches for his franchise Dale said that it is decision taken to strengthen the team and that the moment the middle order is doing well, the team will give more chances to himself and Trent Boult. He also felt that the 4 foreign player rule should not be relaxed even if it meant more viewership because he felt that the whole point of the IPL is to encourage cricket in Indian youth and that the rule serves the purpose really well.
Steyn who said that he loved watching the likes of Brett Lee run into bowl felt that it was not easy to bowl above the 140 kmphs on a consistent basis and that it is a mixture of the strength and the fire that a person has that helps him reach that pace.
Steyn felt that though the population of India is far more than that of South Africa, the pitches which are only condusive to spin do not help the budding quick bowlers and thus makes it hard to produce bowlers with sheer pace.