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Steyn takes a dig at selectors after T20I snub


Dale Steyn who recently retired from the red-ball cricket to extend his longevity in the limited-overs was not included in team’s Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for the India tour.

Steyn takes a dig at selectors after T20I snub
Dale Steyn

The selectors, while announcing the squad, did not specifically mention the reason for the experienced fast bowler’s snub for the T20I series. In reply to a tweet, Steyn conceded that he made himself available for the team selection.

“I did… Obviously lost my number in the reshuffling of the coaching staff,” Steyn tweeted.

He then apologised to Indian captain Virat Kohli after the snub and came up with a tweet: “Apologies to Virat and a billion people for thinking they not”.

The pace machine joined the Euro T20 Slam as a key player after being ruled out of the World Cup 2019 tournament for failing to recover from a shoulder injury he sustained during the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019.

The 36-year-old bowler has represented the national team in 44 T20Is, claiming 61 wickets at an average of 17.50.

He has all the ingredients to be the kind of pacer he really is as he had a pretty decent economy of 6.79 in the shortest format of the game.

Steyn has also featured in 201 T20s and has picked 231 wickets, with the best bowling figures of 4/9.

Dale Steyn called time on his international Test cricket career recently, in order to focus on the shorter forms of the game.

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