Kane Williamson names Dale Steyn as the fastest bowler he has faced
Kane is currently serving his quarantine period in the UAE.
Updated - Sep 10, 2020 8:35 am
Kane Williamson, the New Zealand captain, has mentioned that Dale Steyn is the quickest bowler he has faced in his career. The Black Caps’ prodigy is set to be a part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), starting September 19 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He is currently quarantining after landing in the UAE last week.
Kane was one of SRH’s key performers in 2018, ending as their leading run-scorer. But this time with a number of other foreigners in their ranks, he might not play on a regular basis. On Wednesday, September 9, he decided to conduct a question and answer session on Twitter.
Kane Williamson opens up
Bearing in mind his popularity and fandom, he was showered with loads of questions from his fans. One of the supporters also asked him about the fastest bowler. Over the years, the Kiwi batter has faced a number of speedsters, but he named Steyn, who left once left him with a broken box.
“It’s hard to tell. There is a lot of quick bowlers around. But I do remember a number of years ago facing Dale Steyn and he broke my box. So, that was a memorable experience,” Williamson was quoted as saying. The video was posted on SRH’s official Twitter handle.
Here’s the tweet: –
A: Dale Steyn pic.twitter.com/hwzYRyjGdh
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) September 9, 2020
As far as Steyn is concerned, he is set to be a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for the upcoming tournament. Virat Kohli and Co secured his services at his bases price of a whopping INR 2 crore. Last year, he was a part of RCB, but was ruled out due to injury after a couple of matches. He couldn’t play the 2019 World Cup as well where South Africa couldn’t qualify for the semis.
Steyn has been playing in the IPL since 2008 and has played 92 matches in which he has picked up 96 wickets at an economy of 6.77. The Challengers have been straining with their death bowling and Steyn isn’t the worst of choices by any means. Apart from RCB, the 37-year-old also played for the defunct Deccan Chargers and the Sunrisers as well.