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David Warner reveals the toughest bowler he’s faced
By SMCS - Jan 2, 2024 8:10 am
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Australia opening batter David Warner has shared the toughest bowler he’s ever faced while recalling the 2016/17 Test series against South Africa as well. However, Warner is set to retire from Test cricket after Australia’s third and final Test of their series against Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 3.

Dale Steyn
Dale Steyn

And, Warner named former South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn as the toughest bowler he’s ever faced. Steyn ended his career as South Africa’s highest wicket-taker in Tests, with 439 scalps in 93 matches as well.

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Speaking to cricket.com.au, Warner said, “Without doubt it’s Dale Steyn. I go back to the WACA (the first Test of the 2016-17 home series against South Africa) when me and Shaun Marsh had to go out for an ugly 45-minute session. Shaun came down to me and said, ‘I can’t pull him so I don’t know how we’re going to go about facing him’. He put me on my backside and I think he broke his shoulder as well that game.”

Steyn
Dale Steyn

He further added that Steyn was a fierce competitor, claiming that he never gave him an inch on the field. Steyn ended his international career with 439 Test wickets, 196 ODI wickets, and 64 wickets in T20Is as well.

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“He’s a fierce competitor who swung the ball back into the left-hander, which is similar to Mitchell Starc swinging the ball back into the right-hander at pace. He was always a fiery customer who never gave you a smile and never gave you an inch or a sniff on the field,” David Warner again shared.