‘I celebrated like a champion’ – Dale Steyn shuts down a Twitter user with an epic reply
Steyn gives it back in style.
Updated - Jan 23, 2020 10:53 am
There is no better sight in cricket than watching a fast bowler celebrate the rewards of the labor, hard work, relentless consistency and a plethora of planning that goes into bamboozling a batsman’s defenses. That is pure, raw emotion, built on relentless perseverance and loads of so-close-yet-so-far moments.
But, sometimes the bowler has to face the brunt of the ICC Code of Conduct which is exactly what happened with South African pace-bowling spearhead Kagiso Rabada. Rabada was found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Control when he let out a guttural roar after dismissing England captain Joe Root with a brute of delivery; one that held its line, stayed a tad low and defeated Root’s defense with sheer pace.
This was the third time that Rabada was found guilty of breaching the laws and the right-hander was handed a one-match suspension, due to which he will miss out on the fourth and final Test of the series; a Test match the home side must win to draw level the series. Ever since Rabada got suspended, former cricketers including Nasser Hussain, Mike Atherton, and Michael Vaughan have lambasted the ICC for “overreacting”.
Dale Steyn gives an epic reply to a user
Former South African fast bowling sensation Dale Steyn had one of the most iconic celebrations. Every time Steyn would take a wicket, his guttural roar, the intensity in his eyes, the clamp of his fist, would light up cricket stadiums just as his bowling did.
And on Wednesday when a Twitter user commentated on one of the videos of Steyn celebrating after taking a wicket [in this case: Rohit Sharma] where he said that if he were the International Cricket Council, then he would have banned the fast bowler for life, the champion Steyn had an epic reply to it.
“Nothing wrong here. Didn’t charge the batter, maintained my line, celebrated like a champion. Don’t ask for fast and nasty then keyboard abuse when the mongrel comes out.” Steyn replied on Twitter.
Nothing wrong here. Didn’t charge the batter, maintained my line, celebrated like a champion.
Don’t ask for fast and nasty then keyboard abuse when the mongrel comes out. ✌️
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) January 22, 2020
Meanwhile, Kagiso Rabada opened up on his suspension where he admitted that he has let the team down. But, the fast bowler is focussed on using this time to work on his action.