South African legend Dale Steyn made his Pakistan Super League (PSL) debut for the Quetta Gladiators on Friday. Lately, Steyn has been sporting a new hairstyle, long hairs, following the lockdown. During his maiden PSL game against Peshawar Zalmi, his hairs became the topic of discussion in the commentary box.
Kiwi commentator Simon Doull hailed the hairstyle as a ‘mid-life crisis’ as the camera panned on the Protea star. While his co-commentators and fans took it on a lighter note, it didn’t go down well with Steyn.
Dale Steyn slams Simon Doull
In a tweet, Steyn was seen inquiring about the commentator who made the remarks. In another tweet, he called out Doull for his remarks on his hairstyle. Steyn asserts that the job of a commentator is to speak about the game. And not about the life choices of a player.
“If your job is to talk about the game, then do that. But if you use that airtime to abuse anyone for their weight, sexual choices, ethnic backgrounds, lifestyle, etc, or even hairstyles, then I’m afraid I have no time for you as a human. You and anyone else like that to be fair,” he tweeted.
He went on to express his excitement following his maiden PSL game. Steyn scalped two crucial wickets in the game but as has been the case often lately, he was proved expensive. In his last over, he conceded 21 runs as Sherfane Rutherford hit him for a six. Following it up, Wahab Riaz cleared the ropes two times. In his spell of four overs, Steyn conceded 44 runs.
“That’s all I have to say. It was a great time last night, fantastic to play in front of crowds again, cricket is so much better that way. We lost but hopeful to pull it together in our remaining games. Thanx for the support. Have a great weekend everyone.”