Dale Steyn heaps praise on young SA speedster Marco Jansen
Proteas legend Dale Steyn has heaped praise on young South African speedster Marco Jansen following his performance in the IPL opener.
The IPL kicked off with a thriller in Chennai with Royal Challengers Bangalore edging the Mumbai Indians in the final over – thanks largely to AB de Villiers.
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However, Marco Jansen, a 20-year-old from Potchefstroom who is yet to play for the Proteas, hogged the headlines post-match.
He very nearly defended six runs in the final over after a series of inch-perfect yorkers.
Despite the loss, the lanky paceman ended up with tidy figures 2/28 in his four overs.
Jansen’s performance didn’t escape the attention of South Africa’s greatest ever fast bowler, Dale Steyn.
Dale Steyn, who took 439 wickets for the Proteas in 93 Tests, took to social media to write, “Well done tonight Marco Jansen! May have lost but you can be very proud.”