South African pacer Dale Steyn plays with a lioness

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Jan 27, 2015 19:51 IST

South African fast bowler Dale Steyn, who has been rested for the last two ODIs against the West Indies, tried to wrestle a much tougher opponent than the explosive bastmen he's used to bowling to.

The world number three ODI bowler who is know to be a keen outdoorsman used this rare layoff from his hectic cricketing schedule to get friendly with a lioness. Steyn posted a video on his Instagram account on Sunday.

The world's most feared fast bowler was no match for the 'queen of the jungle' as she easely pinned him down playfully and had to be pulled away by a ranger.

Something that will make South African fans happy is that the star bowler looked cheerful and ready for the biggest tournament in the world.

Rolling with the lions! #AFRICA #lionattack

A video posted by Dale Steyn (@dalesteyn) on

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