November 9, 2010

Offbeat

Steyn, Morkel to dive with sharks

Nitin Sundar

One man has the reputation of being a crocodile hunter, while the other wants to model his batting on Matthew Hayden, who knows a thing or two about water sport. Fitting then, that Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel have been chosen to mark the 100-day countdown to the World Cup, which begins on February 19, with a shark dive at the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo on Tuesday. The pair will take the World Cup trophy to the bottom of the 11-metre deep aquarium and will be watched by ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat and members of the South Africa and Pakistan teams.

With the capacity to hold 10 million litres of water, the complex has more than 33,000 aquatic animals, and for a short while on Tuesday, it will also feature two South African fast bowlers and a glittering trophy.

Nitin Sundar is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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