Former South Africa fast bowler and current Sunrisers Hyderabad fast bowling coach Dale Steyn was seen recreating the famous dialogue from Allu Arjun’s recent film, Pushpa. The Protean showed off his acting skills during a team photoshoot alongside T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rahul Tripathi and Kane Williamson.
The 37-year-old has been a household name in Hyderabad cricket since his playing days. Steyn was part of the Deccan Chargers, Hyderabad’s first IPL team and had some incredible performances. While playing in the IPL, he has taken 97 wickets with an average of 25.86 and an economy of 6.92.
Dale Steyn recreates iconic Pushpa dialogue:
This season, Dale Steyn joins the Orange army along with head coach Tom Moody, batting coach Brian Lara, and spin bowling coach Muttiah Muralitharan. Addressing his return, Steyn said, “Yeah, very happy to be back. I’ve been in India for quite some time so I’m quite excited to be back. Just driving from the airport brought back so many memories.”
“I’ve been here before, whether with the South African or IPL teams, so I’m excited. A new role for me, a coaching role which I’m really excited about. It’s a whole new role looking at the players, which is fantastic. I’m looking forward to hitting the ground running.”
“I was doing some commentary not so long ago with a jacket and a tie and I felt I should in the ground in shorts and t-shirts and cricket shoes. So, I am happy to be back in that kind of role and I’m looking forward to what the next couple of weeks hold,” he added.