Dale Steyn is renowned for being the most lethal and devastating bowler of this era. The South African pace icon is already considered a legend for his skills, and his mind-boggling numbers are just an instance of his sheer hostility. In an era where pace bowling has deteriorated by quite a bit, Steyn has maintained a unique standard of his accuracy and skills remain unmatched.
The pacer, who is marking his return to test cricket after a few injury layoffs, was absolutely on fire against New Zealand in the second test at Centurion. After the first test ended in a tame draw thanks to the inclement outfield, Steyn was eager to prove a point to all the people doubting his skills since a long time.
Unfortunately for New Zealand, it was Ross Taylor, who had to face some serious chin music from Steyn. After New Zealand lost a couple of early wickets late on the second day, Taylor’s role was restricted to merely playing out the remaining overs and being defensive.
Steyn though had other plans. A bouncer from Steyn was just too good, as Taylor tried to duck but in vain. The ball hit his helmet and flew straight into the slip cordon. On the very next delivery, Steyn bowled yet another bouncer, which again hit him on the helmet. It was a display of sheer ruthlessness from Steyn, and below is the video of his bouncers to Taylor.