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Dale Steyn ‘apologises’ to Virat Kohli after T20I snub, takes a jibe at selectors

Written by Vishwas Gupta

Dale Steyn, who recently announced his retirement from Test cricket, did not find a spot in South Africa’s T20I squad which is slated to tour India. The fast-bowler took a dig at selectors for giving him a snub from the shortest format of the game. Apparently, Steyn called it quits from Test cricket in order to boost his career in the limited formats of the game.

The fact that the selectors did not even give a reason behind the snub irked Steyn who later made it clear that he had made himself available for selection.

“I did… Obviously lost my number in the reshuffling of coaching staff,” Steyn tweeted.

The fast bowler also apologised to Indian skipper Virat Kohli after the snub and tweeted, “Apologies to Virat and a billion people for thinking they not”.

Steyn has represented South Africa in 44 T20Is, picking up 61 wickets at an average of 17.50. He has been quite frugal all the while and has only given away runs at an economy rate of 6.79.

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