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Dale Steyn fined for foul language

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November 24, 2013

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Dale Steyn has been fined 10% of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the second Twenty20 international against Pakistan in Cape Town on Friday.

Steyn was booked under Article 2.1.4, which relates to "using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an international match". The incident occurred at the end of Steyn's second over and he admitted the offence and accepted the sanction from match referee Andy Pycroft.

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Posted by Swagmacswager on (November 29, 2013, 14:24 GMT)

I admit that stern is a good batsman but foul language just because of loosing the match, not good maty

Posted by Paki.Power on (November 26, 2013, 8:04 GMT)

He may be good bowler (according to stats) but where is the class ??? I really doubt if he is as good as Waseem Waqar Ambrose McGrath Walsh ... he needs to achieve alot to be in the league... And the way he behaves I am not seeing him in the ALL TIME BEST .. sorry mate !

Posted by kam_uk on (November 25, 2013, 15:05 GMT)

Well Steyn certainly has a mouth on him, perhaps part of the killer instinct a fast bowlers needs. However he goes too far sometimes and does get his come uppence as in this match, he could not prevent his team losing.

Posted by android_user on (November 25, 2013, 12:58 GMT)

steyn just lets his emotions out and an arrogant steyn is good to watch he bowls much better

Posted by akkers5 on (November 25, 2013, 9:53 GMT)

I am afraid Steyn is a loose canon now and has been getting worse by the day. He was caught using foul language againt Pakistani batsmen last year but was not fined. His behaviour over last 12 months has left him as 'bad boy' in my books. I always support and admire great players irrespective of what teams they play for. But Steyn has left my book.

Posted by Fast_Track_Bully on (November 25, 2013, 9:35 GMT)

@Bang_La. Just wonder where you found an Indian player unless they replied to an insult. Haters do not have eyes! FYI, India won ICC fair play award few years back which your team cannot imagine.

Posted by SurlyCynic on (November 25, 2013, 9:30 GMT)

Cpt.Meanster: Love the way you say Kapil Dev is a 'great' and Steyn is not. Lol. As for his record in Asia being 'laughable' his best figures were in Nagpur when SA destroyed India.

Posted by Match-winner on (November 25, 2013, 8:43 GMT)

No denying that he is a great bowler; someone who can bowl outswingers at this face, and bowl consistent length is no mean task at all...so all praise for that. But if someone calls him a sportsman, then that many won't agree with at all. His arrogance has been shown time&again during the series against Pak. His cocky remark against Hafeez's friendly gesture was noted by even the SA commentators, &what2say of his sarcasm against Pak's frail batting lineup...Pakistan missed a trick by not attacknig him enough (though not many in their team could have), but they should have tried... And this is not the first time - even the slightest of aggression against him results in him trying to start getting angry against the opposite players. This episode came up after Ahmed hit him a six I presume. So I think it's only fair that he got this fine. I have a feeling he's not going to be as good as he has been the last couple of months - in the remainder of Pak series, as well as against India..

Posted by gujratwalla on (November 25, 2013, 8:35 GMT)

@edgie! Every era has produced great players and to reach greatness all had to work hard for their success.Granted todays cricketer plays more but he EARNS more too and earns much more than players of yesteryear.Abundance of cricket does not make a great player.It is ability and God given skill that matters.Steyn is one of the all time greats but the greater you are the more you are in focus and the greater the need to set an example for aspiring greats. Dale is not bad he just needs to control himself more.

Posted by Pak_Guru on (November 25, 2013, 7:29 GMT)

Not needed Mr Steyn, you are a delight to watch, what an athlete... hope you learn from the fine. Keep your focus and energy to rest, soon you will be bowling to Dhoni & Co. You are way above the class of Pak batsman. No competition at all.

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