South African pace legend Dale Steyn arrived in India on Thursday to kick-start his new journey as bowling coach for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League, which begins here on March 26. The 38-year-old, who hung up his bowling shoes last August, will join the SRH coaching staff that includes head coach Tom Moody, batting coach Brian Lara and spin bowling coach Muttiah Muralitharan.
“Yes, very happy to be back. I’ve been in India for a long time so I’m really excited to be back. Just driving from the airport brought back so many memories,” said Steyn, who took 97 wickets in 95 has taken. matches for Sunrisers Hyderabad, said in a video posted by the franchise on Twitter.
“I’ve been here before, whether it’s with the South African or IPL teams, so I’m excited. A new role for me, a coaching role that I’m really excited about. It’s a brand new role as we watching the players, which is fantastic, looking forward to getting started.
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) March 17, 2022
Steyn, who retired from Test cricket in 2019, commented on the T20 World Cup after halting his international career in August.
“I was doing some commentary not long ago with a jacket and tie and I thought I should go in the ground in shorts and t-shirts and cricket shoes. So I’m happy to be back in that kind of role and I’ I’m looking forward to what the next few weeks will bring,” he said.
SRH had parted ways with Trevor Bayliss after the team finished bottom of the IPL points list with just three wins last year.
The franchise decided to retain captain Kane Williamson along with batter Abdul Samad and young Kashmiri speedster Umran Malik.
Sunrisers Hyderabad kick off their 2022 IPL campaign with a clash against Rajasthan Royals on March 29 at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.
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