ICC staff tries to teach Dale Steyn how to bowl in USA, Video goes viral

Dale Steyn

In a humorous incident that unfolded during the T20 World Cup 2024, Dale Steyn, one of the greatest bowlers in cricket history, found himself on the receiving end of some unsolicited bowling advice.

The incident, which Steyn captured in a video and uploaded on his Instagram, involved an ICC staff member in the United States who, unaware of Steyn’s identity, earnestly shared a couple of bowling tips with the legendary cricketer.

Dale Steyn learn bowling skills in the USA

Steyn, who has taken 699 wickets in his international career and is considered one of the greatest bowlers of all time, listened patiently as the staff member instructed him not to bend his arm while bowling and emphasized that the ball must make contact with the ground once before reaching the batter. The South African fast bowler, known for his fiery attitude during his playing days, took the advice in stride, showcasing his humility and sense of humour.

The video quickly went viral on social media, with fans and fellow cricketers alike sharing a laugh at the amusing situation. Despite his status as a cricketing legend, he displayed no ego, instead choosing to engage with the situation in a light-hearted manner.

This incident also highlighted the efforts of the ICC staff at the T20 World Cup 2024, held for the first time in the United States, to promote the game and make it fun for the fans. The staff member’s earnest attempt to teach Steyn how to bowl, albeit unknowingly, reflects the enthusiasm and commitment towards introducing and popularizing cricket in a country where the sport is relatively unknown.

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