Dale Steyn says this might be his last Test tour of India: South Africa’s pace bowling spearhead Dale Steyn says that this Test series in India could be his last being part of the team as he has been a big disappointment for the Proteas this time around.
The 32-year-old pacer is frustrated with his fitness which hindered him continuously to take the field throughout the series. He has been a spectator in this Test series expecting to be fit before every Test. He didn’t bowl in the second session of the first Test (Mohali), expecting to be back out of the not so serious injury for the second (Bengaluru), could not make it for the third (Nagpur) and fourth (Delhi) of what he thought could definitely make it. He expressed his helplessness after hopelessly watching his team losing.
Steyn was desperate to play this Test series but his fitness and injury compelled him to stay out of it. His groin injury was the main issue which did not heal even after extensive treatment. After Philander was ruled out just before the second Test, Dale pushed himself hard in the nets and that perhaps intensified the injury.
Steyn has been doing aerobatic training for the last three weeks which made him fitter than before but his groin injury hinders him to bowl 20 overs a day which he normally does. Steyn thus says that he is not sure of the possibility that he will be part of the next tour of India. With the age factor coming into play, the reputed pacer does not want to be labeled as a medium pace bowler when he returns to play India again.
The No.1 Test bowler currently said that he will do everything that lifts his team up and encourage his team from the sidelines for the fourth Test at Delhi. He carried drinks in previous matches and is ready to do it again whenever required at Kotla.