Dale Steyn reminisces Sreesanth’s ‘swinging bat celebration’ after hitting a six off Andre Nel

South Africa veteran Dale Steyn 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 reminisces Sreesanth’s ‘swinging bat celebration’ after hitting a six off Andre Nel

South Africa veteran Dale Steyn 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, Steyn has never missed a chance to prove his virtuosity.

Even off the field, 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.

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 Kohlis cover-drive and MS Dhoni’s helicopter shot as well. However, it was Steyn who grabbed all the attention with his bewitching answer.

The Phalaborwa Express cited senior Indian bowler S. Sreesanth’s six off Andre Nel. Recalling the famous shot, Steyn talked about 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 Steyn.

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

On the very next ball, Sreesanth stepped forward and smashed 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, Sree was seen dancing with his swinging bat celebration, leaving everyone in splits.

Watch the epic moment here:

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Jasprit Bumrah reacts to Shane Bond’s “world’s best death bowler” compliment

Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah has been the chief attacker in his country’s bowling arsenal. Bumrah’s effectiveness in the death overs, especially with his toe crushing yorkers, make him indispensable for the side he plays. Whenever his team wants someone in the death overs, the skipper hands the ball to the 27-year-old. Recently, Bumrah’s IPL franchise…

Jasprit Bumrah reacts to Shane Bond’s “world’s best death bowler” compliment

Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah has been the chief attacker in his country’s bowling arsenal. Bumrah’s effectiveness in the death overs, especially with his toe crushing yorkers, make him indispensable for the side he plays. Whenever his team wants someone in the death overs, the skipper hands the ball to the 27-year-old.

Recently, Bumrah’s IPL franchise Mumbai Indians (MI) released a video on their Twitter handle where bowling coach Shane Bond can be seen lauding the precocious talent.

During the interview, Bond praised his mentee and hailed him as the world’s best death bowler.

“Jasprit Bumrah is the world’s best death bowler. And I think he will be remembered for that,” Bond stated on Friday.

Bumrah also spoke at length about his experience with Bond and revealed that the former had been a fan of veteran pacer since childhood. Bumrah further added that the ace speedster had taught him quite a few tricks to improve his game.

“I met him for the first time in 2015. As a child, I had seen him bowl and was always fascinated with how he used to bowl for New Zealand and how he used to operate. When I met him over here, it was a good experience. He helped me a lot to open my mind to different things that I could try on the field. That was very good and the relationship has only gotten better each and every year,” the Ahmedabad-born added.

Bumrah also divulged that he takes up the former New Zealand coach’s advice not only during his IPL stint but also when playing for Team India.

“I always try to talk to him, even when I am not here and with the Indian team. It has been a good journey and hopefully every year, I keep learning something new and try to add new things to my bowling. He has played a major role in that. It’s been a great relationship and hopefully, this continues for many years to come,” he concluded.

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