Watch: Dale Steyn Gets Emotional After Shivam Mavi Calls Him His Idol

Watch: Dale Steyn Gets Emotional After Shivam Mavi Calls Him His Idol

Dale Steyn

South African and former Punjab Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s star pacer Dale Steyn was left in tears after a young and talented cricketer from Kolkata Knight Riders – Shivam Mavi hailed him as his inspiration. Dale Steyn has been one of the most loved cricketers around the world, who has played in almost every part of the world and is known for his sheer pace.

However, the star pacer was left with tears, when Shivam Mavi called him his idol. This happened during the ‘T20 Timeout’ Show that was hosted by ESPNCricinfo. The show is being hosted by cricket experts Aakash Chopra and Dale Steyn. In this show, Steyn was seen shedding tears with KKR’s bowler Shivam Mavi called him an idol.

Steyn’s comments came after Mavi played an important role in KKR’s 5-wicket win over Punjab Kings in an IPL 2021 match in Ahmedabad.

During the interview with ESPNCricinfo, Steyn when told that Mavi idolizes him and wants to bowl outswingers like him, Steyn said that it feels amazing and even brought tears to his eyes. He said:

It’s amazing to be honest, almost brought tears to my eye. I never ever played this game expecting to have an impact on people at the opposite ends of the world,”

Furthermore talking more about Mavi, who dismissed Chris Gayle for a golden duck, Steyn said he would love to get in touch with the KKR seamer and help him develop his game. He said:

I hope that he can just push on, these kinds of performances will get him into teams that he wants to play for like India and maybe play a bigger role for KKR. I’d love to get in touch with him at some point,”

Earlier, Mavi had earlier expressed his admiration for Steyn. He said:

“Ever since I began playing the sport, I used to follow Dale Steyn very closely. I used to bowl outswingers at the start and that’s why followed Steyn on how to bowl them. I follow what Bumrah and Bhuvi are doing but Steyn has also remained my idol,” 


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