The South African pacer Dale Steyn can be considered best of all the pacers of this era. Having a unique ability to extract the best out of unhelpful conditions, Steyn has cemented himself as a prolific wicket-taker.
When asked about the best pacer of this generation from experienced England seamer Stuart Broad, he didn’t refrain either from choosing the Proteas’ great as the best.
Stuart Broad picks up 485 wickets from 138 Tests so far and is amongst the deadliest bowlers of the current era. Along with fellow countryman James Anderson, the Nottingham-born bowler has formed one of the most feared new-ball bowling pairs.
The towering Test-match specialist discussed that it is lovely to see him play, especially the kind of skill, action, pace, and how he balances everything out. Steyn retired from Tests last year, having played 93 Tests and taking 439 wickets at an average of 22.95. He ended his Test career as the highest wicket-taker among South African bowlers.
“The bowler of my generation is Steyn. I enjoy watching him play: the action, the pace, the way he can balance it, the skill. If you wanted to be a bowler, you would want that kind of skill.” the 33-year old stated.
Former West Indies’ fast Michael Holding didn’t fail to mention Steyn either amongst one of the best across generations. He named the Proteas’ speedster alongside Dennis Lillee, Andy Roberts, and Malcolm Marshall, claiming that one would pay to watch Steyn bowl. Read Full Article Here:
“He has been one of the greatest fast bowlers. You’d pay to watch him.” Holding claimed.
Meanwhile, fellow countryman Shaun Pollock added to the praises of the 36-year old. Pollock stated that his ability to pitch the ball up at maximum speeds along with generating reverse swing, later on, is extraordinary. He went on to say with all his variations, the veteran has found success in the sub-continent as well. It was Shaun Pollock, who was the highest wicket-taker for South Africa in Tests before Steyn surpassed him.
“I cannot have enough respect for Steyn. His ability to shape the ball upfront at high speed and then come back later and reverse it,” stated Pollock. “He cranked it up on flat wickets and had such good action and variations. He is something special, and his stats back it up.” Pollock mentioned.