Dale Steyn had a tough week against India in the first Test. It wasn’t his fault; the pitch wasn’t meant for overarm bowling. Regardless, he didn’t take the million wickets he’s used to, sort of like during the first Test against the West Indies in South Africa a few months ago.
I think it’s because he needs to work himself into a rage when he bowls. Has anyone else noticed how he reacts after getting a wicket? The way he just swings his fist at the air, like he’s pummeling an unsuspecting prisoner? I wonder whether he and Andre Nel exchange adrenaline shots in the dressing room before a match. Have a look: