Team India skipper Virat Kohli has said that he feels really bad for his good friend Dale Steyn who will be missing ICC Cricket World Cup due to his injury.
A day before match eight of the World Cup between India and South Africa at Southampton’s Ageas Bowl, news broke from that Steyn had failed to recover from the shoulder injury sustained during the IPL. The veteran fast bowler has been with South Africa’s World Cup squad all tournament but did not make it to full fitness to be named for their matches against England and Bangladesh.
On Monday, though the team was not scheduled to train at the Ageas Bowl, Steyn turned up with Hashim Amla at the ground and bowled to his team-mate for about 20-odd minutes. In this time, he generated good pace and bowled Amla a few bouncers.
On Tuesday, however, it was announced that Steyn is out of the World Cup. Kohli, Steyn’s captain with Bangalore in the IPL, expressed sadness at the news.