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Dale Steyn names two Indian greats in list of best batsmen he has played with

Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid are regarded as icons of Indian cricket.Both scored over 10,000 runs in both ODIs and Test cricket, apart from breaking several big records.

cricket Updated: Apr 13, 2020, 14:59 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
File image of Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid.
File image of Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid.(File)

Veteran South African pacer Dale Steyn on Sunday named Indian greats Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid in the list of best batsmen he has played with. Tendulkar and Dravid are regarded as icons of Indian cricket. Both scored over 10,000 runs in both ODIs and Test cricket, apart from breaking several big records. While Sachin was nicknamed the ‘Master Blaster’ for his stroke play, Dravid was called as ‘The Wall’ for his ability to not give away his wicket easily.

But in a reply to a tweet on Sunday, Steyn used the word ‘wall’ for Sachin instead of Dravid. The Proteas pacer was doing Q&A session on Twitter, when a fan asked him to name the best batsmen he played with.

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In reply, Steyn said: Faaa* bud they all good ey! Ponting was prime, Sachin was a wall, Dravid, Gayle, KP, they were all so good,” he said. 

Meanwhile, Steyn has indicated that he was unsure whether the Men’s T20 World Cup will be taking place this year or not amid the coronavirus pandemic. When a fan ended up asking his thoughts on the upcoming tournament in Australia, he replied: “Is it even gonna happen?”

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In another question when asked about pacers having perfect bowling action, the 36-year-old termed his team-mate Kagiso Rabada’s action as “smoothest and easiest action to generate pace”. Steyn also picked Australian speedster Pat Cummins as his close favourite bowler.

“KG has probably the smoothest easiest action to generate pace. Pat C is also a close favorite,” Steyn replied

(With ANI inputs)

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