'Chilled off field' Steyn threatens 'pure business' in Tests against Australia

Sydney, Nov. 2 (ANI): South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn is gearing up to bring some heat on the field as he prepares for the three-Test series against Australia starting next week.

The 29-year-old says that while he's mild-mannered and chilled out off the field, when it comes to the game, he means pure business.

"I think cricket brings out a more aggressive side in me in all honesty. That can bring out the anger in anyone. I think off the field I'm pretty chilled but on the field it's all business," the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

According to the paper, Steyn, who is the top-ranked bowler in the world, and the protagonist among a trio of Proteas quicks, however, feels he isn't the finest paceman on the planet, but says that he has surely done well for the Proteas.

"It doesn't necessarily mean that I'm the best and most skilled bowler in the world. I think there are probably better bowlers out there. I think I'm one of the guys that have consistently played for South Africa and performed well," he said.

Steyn also said that his success in the sport is completely because of the way he has been handled by South Africa, the paper said.

"'I think I've been managed well. I've only played a handful of one-day internationals - I've only played like 80 one-day games [he has played 66]. For someone that's been playing as long as I have in my Test career I probably should have played double that at least. So they've managed me bloody well. I'm pretty stoked about that," he said. (ANI)


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