Star South Africa pacer Dale Steyn who declared himself fully recovered from injury and fit for cricket in the last week after a long break, has decided not play in the upcoming two-match Test series against Bangladesh. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ বাংলাদেশের বিপক্ষে থাকছেন না স্টেইন]
“I’ve decided not to play right now. I’m bowling fine but I haven’t hit the full workload I’d need to handle four-day cricket or a Test so I decided it was best not to play,” Steyn was quoted as saying on ESPNcricinfo.
The speed-star was hoping to start playing again with the Titans’ match against the Dolphins on Tuesday but how has changed the decision.
“Playing the four-day game would have given me a chance for selection in the Tests but I don’t want to put myself or the team in a position where I pull up again. Some shorter cricket might be the better answer for a reintroduction,” he added.
The right-arm fast bowler added, “I might just play some club stuff in Pretoria or Cape Town. It doesn’t really matter to me at what level it is, I just need some cricket and I thought going from nothing to possibly bowling 30+ overs was a bit of a risk. It sucks, but I want to play for a few more years, not just till then end of October.”
“It’s been a frustrating time, but I want to play for a few more years and I’m confident I will. The longer stuff is too much right now, so we wait for possibly the white ball to come around,” Steyn signed off.
– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com.