Watch: Dale Steyn bowl the worst ball ever in Cricket
Updated - Jan 2, 2015 4:01 pm
Watch: Dale Steyn bowl the worst ball ever in Cricket: Dale Steyn the name transforms us to images of the best bowler in world cricket at the moment. The guy with whom we associate fiery, aggressive fast bowling. That bowler who has over time proved his mettle all over the world right from the assisting wickets at home, in England, Australia to the flat Asian tracks. Steyn is known and remembered for his impeccable bowling and disciple. On a rare off moment Steyn bowled this particular delivery, we have not seen a worse ball so call it the worst ball ever.
This does remind us of Steve Harmison and the out-of-bounds delivery he bowled at the Ashes and here Steyn did a Harmison to himself. In the ongoing South Africa vs West Indies test the load seemed to take a toll and the shoulder might have tired up for this delivery. The ball might have even slipped off his hand and off she went way ward.
With Blackwood the right-hand batsman at crease the ball was unbelievably down the leg side. This could have been a huge wide even with a left hander on the crease. West Indies on the first day of the 3rd test were 218-5 as Steyn ran in for another spell and produced this delivery he would never like to watch again.
It was until then a good match for him though not with too many wickets but apart from this rare off delivery was at his usual best and on the money. As the South African bowlers restricted West Indian batsmen to a modest total of 276-6 at the end of 90 overs and Steyn particularly in the 21 overs that he bowled on the day picked 2 wickets spending 59 runs at an economy under 3.
The multiple wickets that he picked saw him edge past Makhaya Ntini’s record with 391 test wickets to his name.
All those records and performances enjoy this moment when Dale Steyn makes this mistake to prove even the best bowler in world cricket is a human and subjective to errors though as rare as they can be.
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