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Challenge is to make difference in 24 balls: Steyn

Published: 05th April 2013 07:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th April 2013 07:48 AM   |  A+A-

He is the world’s fastest bowler. Dale Steyn would be the key to Sunrisers’ fortunes in the IPL-6.

“Every IPL seems to get more exciting. New team new owners, new coach, working with some people I used to watch as a youngster like Waqar (Younis), so looking forward to it,’’ said Steyn. The South African fast bowler said he is very excited to work with Pakistan’s Waqar Younis.

“To be honest I really am a fan of Younis. You know in the South African side we’ve got Allan Donald at the moment and he was one of the guys I used to watch when I was young and it was great to have him, to pick his brain over the last two years he’s been with us I guess. And now I’m being given another opportunity where I get to work with someone like Waqar. We all know what a fantastic player he was, an incredible bowler of reverse swing yorker at extreme pace. And like I said, I’m living up my childhood dreams right now being able to work with these guys. I’m really looking forward to it.’’

On the spell to Chris Gayle last season, he said it was exciting. 

“The previous year we played against RCB I bowled well I maybe even got the man of the match award. I can’t remember. It was nice to play against my old team. We’re one-up on them, it was worth it,’ said Steyn. “If you just watch someone like AB de Villiers’ batting at the moment, you look for a weakness and there’s not many. To be honest, he’s just one of the few players that have developed his skills naturally. The challenge this year is to sit down and work out ways I can make a difference in the game in only 24 balls. Because that’s the only part I can play in the game,’’ said the bowler.

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