There is a breeding machine of pacers here in Pakistan, which is great to see: Steyn
South Africa pacer is one of the greatest pacers in the present era. The right-arm fast bowler is currently playing for Quetta Gladiators in the ongoing 6th edition of the Pakistan Super League.
The pacer featured in just 2 games for the franchise Quetta Gladiators against Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United. In his first match, he took 2 wickets to his name in his quota of 4 overs at an economy rate of 11.
However, in the second game, he maintained his line and lengths quite well as he took 1 wicket, giving away 20 runs in his quota of 3 overs at an economy of 6.9o. The veteran pacer has hailed Pakistan’s young bowling guns namely Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi.
He not only hailed these two prospects but also praised Pakistan Cricket for producing several world-class seamers.
“I had a chat with Shaheen last year. I think he broke his thumb or hand or something like that last year. He was down but he was amazing. At Melbourne Star, I had Haris Rauf with me and I was so impressed by him and it wasn’t long after that he started playing for Pakistan.”
“There is a breeding machine of fast-bowlers here in Pakistan, which is great to see because the wickets are not conducive for fast bowlers so to see so many fast-bowlers come out of here is fantastic to see,” the 37-year-old pacer told Cricket Pakistan.
Steyn heaps praise on Babar Azam
South African international Dale Steyn said that Pakistan’s top batsman Babar Azam has been fantastic for the last couple of years. He went on to praise the Pakistan captain for his incredible consistency across formats. He also added saying that Babar Azam is a remarkable player. Speaking on the same lines, he said it is a great chance for him to bowl against him in the ongoing PSL.
“I’m looking forward to bowling to whoever is in front of me. Babar [Azam] is a great player. It really doesn’t matter who you are bowling against. Wahab Riaz came in last night [Zalmi vs Gladiators match], only faced eight balls and won the game for his side. So every player that you bowl to, comes with their difficulty,” he said.
“Babar is a wonderful player and it would be a great opportunity to try to get him out or bowl against him. But you never know, I might not even get to bowl at him because it’s only four overs or he might get a duck, who knows but he has been fantastic for the last couple of years,” he added.