South African legend Dale Steyn has come down hard on Simon Doull after the New Zealand commentator was heard saying that the 37-year-old is having a 'mid-life-crisis'. This happened during a PSL match between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators.
Steyn, who has been sporting long hair in the ongoing tournament in Pakistan, took to twitter to convey his anger at being targeted for his appearance.
In his first tweet, the right-arm fast bowler asked which commentator had made the comment about him having a 'mid-life-crisis'. A user was prompt enough to reply with a clip of Doull remarking on-air that Dale Steyn was having "a little mid-life crisis with that hair". The cameras focused on the South African sitting in the Quetta Gladiators' dressing room.
I have no time for you as a human: Dale Steyn
In his second tweet, Steyn let it rip stating that commentators should stick to talking about the game, and not use the airtime to abuse anyone.
Steyn concluded with his third tweet of the day, writing that it was good to play in front of crowds again and that Quetta will try to perform better in the remaining matches of the PSL 2021.
Disappointing performance by Steyn during Quetta Gladiators' 3-wicket loss to Peshawar Zalmi in PSL 2021
Widely regarded as one of the best bowlers of his generation, Steyn finished his Test career as the highest wicket-taker for South Africa with 439 wickets from 93 Tests.
However, his bowling in the shortest format while playing for different leagues around the world hasn't been up to scratch lately.
Playing for the Quetta Gladiators in PSL 2021, Steyn gave away 21 runs in the penultimate over as Peshawar Zalmi skipper Wahab Riaz and Sherfane Rutherford smashed him for 3 sixes. Quetta, who needed to defend 27 off 12 balls, ultimately lost the game after failing to defend the 199-run target.
Steyn finished with disappointing figures of 2/44 and will be hoping to repay the faith put in him by his franchise in the coming matches.