South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn is aggressive on the field with a vision to bowl well with probing variations of good line and length. He is referred to as the ‘Speed Gun’ by many.
Even the best bowlers in contemporary cricket have gone through some tough times in their career. Cricket is all about giving and bringing out the best in oneself.
Despite being a livewire with the ball who bowls at an impeccable pace, Dale Steyn revealed the biggest ever nightmare that he faced in his cricketing career.
Dale Steyn has had glorious days in his life as well as some toughest days too. He said that Virender Sehwag was one of the toughest batsmen he has ever bowled to.
Sehwag is considered as the nightmare for many fast bowlers and interestingly, Dale Steyn also fell into this trap. He recalls the glimpses of Sehwag’s candid 300 knock.
According to Steyn, if a bowler doesn’t keep his lengths tight, he will be smacked by Virender Sehwag ruthlessly over the fence.
“In the past times that I have played here, I have bowled against guys like Virender Sehwag, that guy was a nightmare. He scored 300 in Chennai and if you missed him by a small margin, he would smoke you out,” Steyn told in a media interaction.
Steyn also went on to elaborate the strategies that he had for every batsman that he bowled to. “It’s not rocket science, if you have got a guy like Sachin Tendulkar and you bowl a top of the stump to him, he will hit you through the point.
When you bowl it to Murali Vijay, he will probably hit you through the covers, so it’s important to know where you want the fielder to be positioned. The delivery stays the same, but the batsman’s shots will change,” Steyn narrated.
“So, it’s about getting into his head a little bit and looking into his last 10 dismissals. Position a fielder there and if he gets out in a similar fashion, maybe laugh at him too. It’s not rocket science,” Steyn said.