14 Aug 2019
Steyn 'apologizes' to Virat Kohli after T20I snub: Details here
South Africa's veteran speedster Dale Steyn is clearly unhappy after being snubbed for the upcoming three-match T20I series against India next month.
The senior cricketer, who announced his decision to retire from Test cricket recently to prolong his limited-overs career, took a dig at the selectors.
He also apologized to Virat Kohli.
Here are the details.
No sign of Steyn in a youthful T20I squad
A 15-member squad for the T20I series against India was named by Cricket South Africa.
Quinton de Kock has been given the responsibility to lead the team.
It is a youthful squad with the focus on leadership the key in the build-up for the ICC World T20 in 2020.
Faf du Plessis was dropped as there was no sign of Steyn as well.
Steyn irked by South African selectors
The selectors didn't mention anything about Steyn and neither clarified on their decision to snub him.
This, in turn, irked Steyn who later made it clear that he had made himself available for selection for the T20Is against India.
Steyn took to Twitter
"I did... Obviously lost my number in the reshuffling of coaching staff, Steyn tweeted.
He also apologized to Kohli.
Steyn takes a dig!
I did... Obviously lost my number in the reshuffling of coaching staff.— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) August 13, 2019
Steyn takes another dig at selectors
Apologies to Virat and a billion people for thinking they not— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) August 13, 2019
Euro T20 Slam
Steyn to feature in Euro T20 Slam next
Meanwhile, Steyn will be next seen in the first edition of the Euro T20 Slam.
The tournament will see two franchises each from Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands
Steyn is one of the marquee players for the first edition of the tournament to be held across Ireland, Scotland and Netherlands.
The tourney is set to start on August 30.
Apologies to Virat, tweets Steyn
When the fan mentioned that the new selectors are probably saving Steyn for the big games, Steyn took another dig at the selectors. He replied, "Apologies to Virat and a billion people for thinking they not."