Steyn takes a dig at selectors after snub

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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.

T20Is

No sign of Steyn in a youthful T20I squad

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.

Unhappy

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.

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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."

Steyn takes another dig at selectors

Euro T20 Slam

Steyn to feature in Euro T20 Slam next

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.

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What irked Dale Steyn?

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When does the T20Is start between India and SA?

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What irked Dale Steyn?

Asked 2019-08-14 19:50:09 by Anika Jain

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Dale Steyn wasn't named in the T20I squad against India. This irked him.

Did Steyn make himself available for selection?

Asked 2019-08-14 19:50:09 by Devansh Vyas

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Yes. According to Steyn, he made himself available for selection.

When does the T20Is start between India and SA?

Asked 2019-08-14 19:50:09 by Amit Patil

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The T20Is start from September 15 onwards.

Who will lead SA against India in the T20Is?

Asked 2019-08-14 19:50:09 by Aaradhya Jain

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De Kock will lead SA against India in the T2OIs.

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