Rahul Dravid praises Dale Steyn
Legendary Rahul Dravid who is not often seen in interviews or on media reports has finally appeared to make a huge statement on South Africa’s Dale Steyn who had recently called time on his international Test cricket career.
According to Rahul Dravid, Dale Steyn is Malcolm Marshall of this generation. He went on to shower praises on Dale Steyn’s potential adding that he had always looked to leave Dale Steyn’s bouncers as it was never in his control.
In a recent show hosted by Sanjay Manjrekar on ESPNcricinfo, the Wall spoke about the pace machine. “He is one of the bowlers who will be remembered for eternity. He has been a match-winner and a game-changer for South Africa. Great advantage South Africa had has they had a wicket-taking bowler in the form of Steyn.
He has an ability to take wickets with the new ball as he could swing the ball away from the wicket and he mastered the art of reverse swing as well,” Dravid said.
He made it very clear that he would be wanted to duck while taking on aggressive Steyn. When asked about Steyn’s aggression Dravid said that the aggression Steyn brings to the table is something different one altogether.
“When you play against someone like Dale Steyn, you should be up for the contest. At some point in time in his career, he was as quick as anyone I have ever played.”
While digging a bit deep about Dale Steyn’s strengths, Rahul Dravid said that Steyn’s real strength is pace, swing and the accurate length he bowls at.
According to Dravid, Steyn is a complete bowler who puts a tick mark in all the checkboxes what a sheer pace machine should possess.
“He is the Malcolm Marshall of our generation. Steyn tried to bowl his best when he was aggressive. I always looked to leave Steyn’s bouncers because it was never in my control to pull it.”
Dale Steyn has been a vital cog for South Africa in the red-ball cricket. He was the highest Test wicket-taker for his team with 439 wickets in 93 Test matches and was also ranked the No 1 Test bowler for a record 263 weeks between 2008-2014.