Dale Steyn’s bowling figures in the first innings of the on-going Test match against Pakistan in Johannesburg:
8.1 overs, 6 maidens, 8 runs, 6 wickets
What else is left to say about the best bowler on the planet right now?
Here are four quotes that explain Dale Steyn best:
He likes fishing, horror movies, all the gory stuff, you know. I think it comes out in his bowling sometimes.
“I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!”
Where else in the world do you get the opportunity to basically kill someone with two bouncers an over? Or try, legally.
“I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too!”
I just said to him, I am 20ks quicker than he is so he shouldn’t bounce me
Dale Steyn on what he said to Neil Wagner on the second day of the Port Elizabeth Test
“I feel the need—the need for speed!”
I’ve said many times before, a 150 or 145 km yorker is absolutely no different whether you bowl it here in Nagpur, Chennai, Johannesburg, Perth… It’s the skill behind the delivery, what the planning is behind the delivery, that is what counts at the end of the day
Dale Steyn on their tour to India in 2010
“You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?”
Keep living on the wild side, Mr Steyn. May the force be with you.