Dale Steyn Gets Emotional Message From His Father After World Cup Heartbreak
Dale Steyn (Credits: Twitter)

Dale Steyn’s father Schalk Steyn would have definitely loved to see his son playing this World Cup and winning it for South Africa. In the last edition of the tournament, Steyn had nearly taken South Africa over the line before New Zealand broke his heart in that famous semifinal. And Steyn’s hopes of winning the World Cup has now all but ended after he was ruled out of the tournament due to a shoulder injury.

Steyn is unlikely to play another World Cup and it would not be very surprising if he announces his retirement from ODIs soon. The Proteas star had missed the games against England and Bangladesh and was looking set to play the game against India on Wednesday. However, he has failed to recover from the injury as Cricket South Africa confirmed he is out of bowling for the foreseeable future. This was the same injury that had also cut short his IPL campaign with Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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Dale Steyn Gets Emotional Message From His Father After World Cup Heartbreak
Dale Steyn (Credits: IPL)

Steyn was initially not a part of the Royal Challengers’ squad but had joined later as a replacement for Nathan Coulter-Nile. The right-arm pacer had played two games, picking up four wickets before returning home due to the injury. And as Steyn is trying to recover from this heartbreaking setback, his father has left a heartwarming message for him.

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Steyn senior took to Twitter to motivate his son while also expressing his own disappointment over seeing his son’s World Cup dream getting over.

“My son, my heart is so heavy for you, I know that you had your heart set on this your last #CWC19 in your life. I also know that many South Africans will weep with me but there will be those who get pleasure from this. Keep your head up kid. I still love you no less,” wrote Schalk Steyn.

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