During the 22nd match of the ongoing Mzansi Super League (MSL), Cape Town Blitz fast bowler Dale Steyn got involved in a hilarious confrontation with Tshwane Spartans batsman AB de Villiers.
It all happened in the 14th over of the Spartans’ run-chase. Steyn bowled a full-toss to de Villiers, which he tried to smash out of the park but couldn’t time the ball and ended up hitting it straight back to the bowler. De Villiers immediately put his hand up in apology, after which Steyn decided to have some fun with him.
The Proteas pacer hit the stumps while De Villiers had come out of the crease to give him the ball. After that, Steyn raised his finger jokingly, and ABD put the stumps back in place. The packed audience present in Cape Town had a good laugh about the light-hearted incident. Even the commentator narrated about the camaraderie shared by the two veteran South African cricketers.
However, the happy moment didn’t last long for De Villiers. Four balls later, he gave a simple caught and bowled chance to Steyn, who picked up three wickets, giving away ten runs in his four overs. Mr 360 could manage only 31 runs off 26 balls with the help of one four and two sixes. The Blitz went on to win the match by 15 runs and also halted the Spartans’ unbeaten streak in the MSL 2019.