Dale Steyn | Happy Birthday Dale Steyn When Steyn Gun ball broke Craig Cumming and batsman had to go to ICU

Dale Steyn | Happy Birthday Dale Steyn When Steyn Gun ball broke Craig Cumming and batsman had to go to ICU

Dale Steyn

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  • fast bowler Dale Steyn’s birthday today
  • He had a great time on the cricket field
  • He had taken a batsman to the ICU

South African fast bowler Dale Steyn, popularly known as ‘Stan Gun’, is celebrating his 38th birthday on Sunday. Stan was born on June 27, 1983 in Phalborwa, South Africa. He was very fond of skateboarding in his childhood, but was so in love with cricket that he emerged as one of the most dangerous bowlers in the world. He held the crown of the number one Test bowler on his head for many years. He intimidated the batsmen with his balls many times in his career. Once Steyn bowled such a dangerous ball that New Zealand batsman Craig Cumming had reached the ICU.

Steyn injured Cumming in 2007

The New Zealand team visited South Africa in 2007/08. Tests were also played in that series at Centurion and on the second day of the match, Dale Steyn badly injured Craig Cumming. Cumming Hook was trying to hit the shot but Steyn’s short ball hit his face. After the ball was hit, he started bleeding and was taken to the hospital in view of the situation. Cumming had to be sent to the ICU. It was found in the X-ray that there was a lot of impact on the face of the batsman. Even the cheek bone and jaw were fractured.

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Six plates were put through surgery

He had surgery to repair Cumming’s injury. At the time of surgery, six plates were applied to keep his cheek and jaw equal. The Kiwi batting had to stay in the hospital for three days. Let us inform that after this incident, Cummink’s cricketer career did not do anything special and he appeared in only two Tests and one ODI. He played the last Test in the year 2008. At the same time, Cumming last appeared in ODIs in the year 2009. He played a total of 24 international matches (11 Tests and 13 ODIs).

Steyn has retired from Test cricket

Dale Steyn made his international debut in Test cricket in December 2004. He played 93 Test matches and took 493 wickets after battling with injuries several times. He retired from Tests in the year 2019 after making many records. Steyn is the only fast bowler to take 5 wickets in an innings against 9 Test playing nations. At the same time, Steyn has taken 196 wickets in 125 ODIs and 64 wickets in 47 T20 Internationals. He played the last limited overs match for South Africa in February 2020.

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