South African fast bowler, Dale Steyn was involved in a hilarious conversation on Thursday during a match between Kandy Tuskers and Galle Gladiators in the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL).
The Gladiators won the match comfortably by 9 wickets. However, there was a funny conversation in the game, which is doing rounds on the internet. The conversation was between Gladiators wicket-keeper, Azam Khan, and Steyn, who came in to bat for the Tuskers.
When Steyn walked to the crease and took the strike, Azam Khan who was up at the stumps keeping to a spinner said, “Do you know I am a fisherman too?”, to which the South African surprisingly asked, “Do you?”
This left the commentator in splits as Steyn was also seen smirking at the wicket-keeper’s wits. He was dismissed for just a solitary run from 5 balls. Azam’s comments were related to Steyn’s celebration in his previous match.
Azam Khan – Do you know I’m a fisherman too
Steyn – Realyy?? ?? pic.twitter.com/KXAQf0FHwy
— Nibraz Ramzan (@nibraz88cricket) December 11, 2020
Dale Steyn’s fisherman celebration
Steyn arrived late in Sri Lanka and was allowed to play only after serving a 14-day mandatory quarantine period. In his debut LPL match, he took 2/33 against Jaffna Stallions restricting the opposition to a mediocre score of 150, which was later chased down by Kandy.
Steyn, after taking a wicket, was seen doing a fisherman celebration; throwing a fishing pole and plucking out a fish with it. Hence, that is the reason Azam made that cheeky dig at the pacer. The Kandy Tuskers are eliminated from the group stage after finishing last on the points table.
The 37-year-old is visibly on his wane. The right-arm pacer could manage to take only a single wicket in 3 IPL matches at an economy of 11 for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. He has only played 5 T20Is for South Africa in the last couple of years and is eyeing the T20 World Cup next year in India.
Dale Steyn gets his first LPL wicket pic.twitter.com/9LAtVNJU1M
— cric sl (@cricslvideo) December 9, 2020