Dale Steyn Recalls Sreesanth’s Swinging Bat Celebration After Smashing Andre Nel For A Six

Dale Steyn, a South African pacer is one of the few modern-day seamers who belong to the club of all-time great bowlers. His aggressive attitude mixed with deadly pace, remarkable control on line and length, and capability to swing the cricket ball both ways make him the legend of the fascinating game. Irrespective of the formats, Dale Steyn has never missed a chance to prove his virtuosity. Even off the field, Dale Steyn is nothing short of an amusing lad who keeps his fans on the edge of their seats. The 37-year-old is quite active on social media, and more

Dale Steyn Recalls Sreesanth’s Swinging Bat Celebration After Smashing Andre Nel For A Six

Dale Steyn, a South African pacer is one of the few modern-day seamers who belong to the club of all-time great bowlers. His aggressive attitude mixed with deadly pace, remarkable control on line and length, and capability to swing the cricket ball both ways make him the legend of the fascinating game. Irrespective of the formats, Dale Steyn has never missed a chance to prove his virtuosity.

Even off the field, Dale Steyn is nothing short of an amusing lad who keeps his fans on the edge of their seats. The 37-year-old is quite active on social media, and more often than not, he provides the dose of entertainment with his smart responses.

Dale Steyn reminisces S Sreesanth’s ‘swinging bat celebration’ after hitting a six off Andre Nel (Image Source: Twitter)

Dale Steyn Cites Senior India Bowler S Sreesanth’s Six Off Andre Nel As Favourite Shot For Legendary Swinging Bat Celebration

On Saturday, the Proteas paceman gave a glimpse of such while responding to a question on the micro-blogging website Twitter. It all happened when ESPNcricinfo posted a query asking everyone about their favourite batsmen and a shot that gives them chills every time.

While some fans picked Sachin Tendulkar’s straight drive as the answer, some went with Virat Kohli’s cover drive and MS Dhoni’s helicopter shot as well. However, it was Dale Steyn who grabbed all the attention with his bewitching answer.

Sreesanth has already made it clear that he intends to resume at least his domestic career.© Instagram
Sreesanth has already made it clear that he intends to resume at least his domestic career.© Instagram

The Phalaborwa Express cited senior Indian bowler S. Sreesanth’s six off Andre Nel. Recalling the famous shot, Dale Steyn talked about S Sreesanth’s sensational ‘swinging bat celebration’ and termed it as ‘Legendary’.

“Sreesanth and his slog off Andre Nel for 6 with the swinging bat celebration. Legendary,” tweeted Dale Steyn.

The Kerala-born cricketer had been provoked by the constant chatter from Andre Nel, who kept saying “Indians don’t have a heart”, as revealed by S Sreesanth once.

S Sreesanth Hits A Six Off A Bouncer From South African Andre Nel And Danced With His Swinging Bat Celebration

The episode took place when India was on South Africa tour back in 2007. During the first Test match in Johannesburg, Andre Nel bowled a bouncer and followed it up with an exchange of words that fired the Kerala cricketer up.

S Sreesanth
S Sreesanth. (Credits: Twitter)

On the very next ball, S Sreesanth stepped forward and smashed Andre Nel’s delivery for a six over the long-off region. He didn’t just stop there as after reaching the non-striker’s end, he was seen dancing with his swinging bat celebration, leaving everyone in splits.

S Sreesanth produced a dance move by swinging his bat, much to the amusement of the onlookers. Dale Steyn was also part of that fixture, but he could not much impact on his team.

The tourists won that Test by 123, with S Sreesanth getting eight wickets in the match, including a fifer in the first. Nevertheless, India lost the series as South Africa registered victories in the next two.

On 16 May 2013, the Delhi police arrested S Sreesanth and two of his Rajasthan Royals teammates, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan from Mumbai, on charges of spot-fixing during IPL 6. On 13 September 2013, S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan were banned for life by BCCI’s disciplinary committee.

The BCCI later reduced his ban to 7 years, which meant that he could play all forms of the game from 13 September 2020. S Sreesanth took 4 scalps in 5 games in Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 2020/21 and picked 13 scalps including a 4 wicket and a 5 wicket haul in 6 games in 2020/21 on his return to domestic cricket but his name wasn’t included in the shortlist of 292 players in the IPL 2021 auction.

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Jos Buttler, Rajasthan Royals opener picked his all-time IPL XI. Jos Buttler’s XI included the likes of Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni, and Virat Kohli while Chris Gayle and David Warner were some of the notable absentees. Jos Buttler is a limited-overs specialist and has also created a niche for himself in the Indian Premier League (IPL), representing the Rajasthan Royals (RR) since 2018. In the now-indefinitely postponed IPL 2021 season, the RR opener Jos Buttler wasn’t at his usual best before he came to his own with a scintillating 124 versus Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), just a few days before BCCI

Jos Buttler Picks His All-time IPL XI Including Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni And Virat Kohli

Jos Buttler, Rajasthan Royals opener picked his all-time IPL XI. Jos Buttler’s XI included the likes of Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni, and Virat Kohli while Chris Gayle and David Warner were some of the notable absentees.

Jos Buttler is a limited-overs specialist and has also created a niche for himself in the Indian Premier League (IPL), representing the Rajasthan Royals (RR) since 2018. In the now-indefinitely postponed IPL 2021 season, the RR opener Jos Buttler wasn’t at his usual best before he came to his own with a scintillating 124 versus Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), just a few days before suspended the tournament due to Covid-19 threat.

Jos Buttler[photo: Twitter]

Jos Buttler Reveals His All-Time IPL XI Including MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, And Virat Kohli

Recently, after IPL 14’s suspension, Jos Buttler was in a conversation with Cricbuzz Plus, where he revealed his all-time IPL XI.

While the IPL started in 2008, it has created a huge fan-base worldwide, with the likes of MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir, Adam Gilchrist, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Lasith Malinga, and Jasprit Bumrah being among many star-attractors and superstar players in the cash-rich league’s history.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Twitter)

Thus, he had a hard time picking his IPL XI but he went ahead with some big names featuring in his list. The 30-year-old Englishman’s XI includes some big names in IPL, such as Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma, Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) captain MS Dhoni and Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Virat Kohli and his teammate AB de Villiers.

Jos Buttler Names Rohit Sharma As His Opening Partner While Ravindra Jadeja And Kieron Pollard As All-Rounders

named Rohit Sharma and himself as his openers. Rohit Sharma is the fourth-highest run-getter (5,480) in the league history whereas Jos Buttler has 1,968 runs in 64 innings. His rest of the batting line-up comprised IPL’s leading run-getter in Virat Kohli (6,076) followed by Mr. 360 AB de Villiers — with 5,056 runs — and MS Dhoni, who has 4,669 runs despite batting lower down the order for most parts.

He named Ravindra Jadeja and Kieron Pollard as his two all-rounders. Both were in sublime form in IPL 14. They remain a livewire on the field, can contribute with key wickets and handy overs besides being aggressive,  assaulting from ball one with the bat.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma (Image Credit: Twitter)

The Englishman’s bowlers were — with over 150 IPL scalps — followed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar (to have won the Purple Cap on back-to-back occasions), Jasprit Bumrah, and Sri Lanka legend Lasith Malinga who has the most wickets (170) in IPL.

Here’s Jos Buttler’s all-time IPL XI: Jos Buttler, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, MS Dhoni (WK), Kieron Pollard, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga.

While Jos Buttler’s XI is surely a daunting line-up, he had no mention of Mr. IPL Suresh Raina. The CSK batter has been a huge hit in IPL, with third-most runs in the tournament history (5,491). In fact, he didn’t even pick the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Amit Mishra, David Warner, Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Shane Watson, Steve Smith, Brendon McCullum, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rashid Khan, and Rishabh Pant.

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