South Africa has produced many great fast bowlers, guys
such as Fanie de Villiers, Peter Pollock, Neil Adcock, Allan
Donald and Makhaya Ntini. Dale Steyn is right up there with
them � if not even better.
One report describes him as having been wary of his pace
in his early career, as through he was worried that his extreme
speed would injure the batsman. These days Steyn couldn't
care less, as was evident during the India Premier League,
when, in his own words, he was bowling faster than he ever
had in his career and knocking batsman right off their blocks.
The Phalaborwa-born express bowler is capable of
generating speeds in excess of 150km/h. He is currently
the number one ranked Test bowler in the world and holds
the South African record for reaching 100 wickets in the
quickest time. Steyn was named World Cricketer of the Year
for the 2008 season in recognition of his immense talent.
� Phathisani Moyo
Lunch spot: Allora, Sandton