Dale Steyn has being out with a groin injury © AFP
Dale Steyn suffered a groin injury in the first Test at Mohali © AFP

South Africa‘s leading fast bowler Dale Steyn says the Test match part of the tour to India could the last time he is seen in whites and has been a big disappointing for him. Dale Steyn has been a spectator in the Test series missing out second, third and fourth Test vs India. Steyn goes on to add that injuries are part and parcel of the game but the last couple of matches has been a even more horrible. He feels that sitting out hopelessly watching South Africa slip up on a series victory has been one worst part. He goes on saying that he does not rule out the possibility of this being his last Test series in India.  Live Cricket Scorecard: India vs South Africa 2015, 4th Test at Delhi

Steyn has been desperate to play his part in the a big Test series like this but his injury has prevented him from doing so. Steyn who hoped to be fit after the first Test at Mohali as his injury was not too serious but as luck would have it even after extensive treatment he could not make it for the second (Bengaluru). Steyn thought he could definitely make it for the third (Nagpur) and fourth (Delhi) Tests. With Vernon Philander already out due to injury after the first Test, Steyn not to let his team down pushed hard in the nets and the injury resurfaced. Steyn along with team management did their part for the groin injury to heal but that was not the case to be as quoted by TOI.

Steyn added that he has been doing aerobatic training for the past three weeks and felt that he is fitter than ever but for his groin who just refuses to bowl 20 overs in a day, which is the minimum number of overs he normally bowls. Steyn thinks that the most difficult part is to digest the fact that this could be his last Test tour to India before South Africa returns to play again. With age not being his side, he doesn’t want to return to India being labeled only as a medium pace bowler. ALSO READ:Virendra Sehwag: Tendulkar, Ganguly, Dravid, Kumble to be thanked for my success

Steyn feels proud of the way he plays his cricket and relishes challenging conditions, which makes him more hungry to pick up of wickets.  Steyn who has always backed himself to play well or rather dominate in any conditions knows that is doesn’t always work out this way.

Steyn concluded that he will do whatever it takes of him to support and encourage his team from the sidelines for the fourth Test at Delhi. Having carried drinks in the earlier matches Steyn made sure that he got his bib cleaned up and ready for use at Kotla.