James Anderson and Dale Steyn, two absolute legends of the game, are always compared with each other by people all over the world, but personally, they share a great camaraderie. Despite all these comparisons, people haven’t reached any conclusion where they can prove who is better. However, in terms of wickets and career longevity, Jimmy Anderson is way too ahead of Dale Steyn. Read more – Jimmy Neesham’s hilarious comment on Bumrah’s post leave fans in splits
Recently, the South African legend stumbled upon a video of him wrecking havoc in the Australia’s batting order in a Test match. In the match, Australia were chasing a mammoth target of 448 and they were cruising on 156/3. Steyn, who was breathing fire, took the outside edge of Michael Clarke, dismissing him on just one run. He then showed a reverse swing masterclass by trapping Steve Smith plumb in front with a nip-backer for a golden duck.
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Steyn quoted the video saying: “The band playing, sea breeze over the left shoulder, little reverse swing, recipe for disaster for any batting team.”
Jimmy Anderson quickly appreciated Steyn’s post and replied with a ‘clapping emoji’, thus agreeing his bowling counterpart.
Here’s the tweet:
— James Anderson (@jimmy9) May 5, 2021
In his 93-match long Test career Dale Steyn scapled 439 wickets at an astonishing average of 22.9. Anderson, on the other hand, has played 160 Tests and has taken 614 wickets, averaging 26.5 in his long career. He has taken 30 five-wicket hauls, compared to Steyn’s 26. However, there is one aspect which separates these two bowling legends – strike-rate. While Dale Steyn took a wicket after every 42nd ball, Anderson striked at around 56, making Steyn a bit better than his counterpart.
Covid don’t care, it has no favorites: Dale Steyn
After the news of IPL 2021 suspension broke out, the spearhead took to Twitter to wished everyone to stay safe and a good health. He also added that COVID doesn’t care and the virus has no favorites.
“Covid don’t care. It has no favorites. Get well to those sick and hopefully, everyone else will get home safe and in good health,” Steyn tweeted.
Covid don’t care.
It has no favorites.
Get well to those sick and hopefully everyone else will get home safe and in good health.
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) May 4, 2021