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Dale Steyn has a mini crush on this Sri Lankan legend

One of the Twitter users asked Steyn to name his favorite player from the opposition side against whom he liked playing.

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Dale Steyn during the South African training session. (Photo by Shaun Roy/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

South African speedster Dale Steyn is out of cricketing action at the moment. He pulled out yet another injury during the recent Cape Town Test against India. The injury has certainly forced him to stay away from the heat of the action on the field. However, Steyn continues to be very interactive with his fans on the social media. Recently, the premier pace bowler had a question and answer session with his fans on the micro blogging site Twitter.

The questions came in aplenty for Dale Steyn to answer. While most of the questions were generic and the answers also almost known, there was one question that certainly grabbed many eyeballs. One of the Twitter users asked Steyn to name his favorite player from the opposition side against whom he liked playing. This included the friendliness of the cricketer and his behavior on the pitch as well.

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“@DaleSteyn62 Who’s your favourite opponent to play against? Good on pitch banter/friendliness etc… #q&a #AskSteyn,” a Twitter user asked Steyn.

Dale Steyn comes up with a response

Over the years, Steyn has played against a lot of legendary cricketers. But here, the pacer chose to name the former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara. Steyn remarked that Sangakkara is perhaps the best cricketer to watch outside of South Africa.

Also, he went on to quote that Sangakkara is genuinely ‘the best’ cricketer in his opinion. Adding a little more weight to his answer, he cheekily used a hash tag saying he has a small crush on Kumar Sangakkara.

“Probably @KumarSanga2 He’s by far my favorite player to watch outside of SA, but he’s genuinely the BEST guy out there too #smallcrushonSanga,” Dale Steyn responded to the question.

Sangakkara is indeed revered as one of the best cricketers to have played the sport in his era. Even after having retired from the game, the Sri Lankan maestro continued to pile up runs in the English county season and had numerous records to his name. Be it his technique, or the finesse with the willow in hand, Sanga was a masterclass at work.

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