Cape Town - Proteas fast bowler Dale Steyn had to explain himself after he infuriated Bangladesh cricket fans for comments made in an interview.
Steyn, in an interview with wisdenindia.com, said he’d rather be saving himself for bigger series “rather than wasting the few balls I have left in my career in a Bangladesh match”.
The Proteas are duo to tour Bangladesh in July for two T20s, three ODIs and two Tests.
Steyn’s comments led to somewhat of an uproar among Bangladesh fans, who took to social media to hit out at the 31-year-old South African.
Steyn responded to the criticism via his official Twitter account.He tweeted: Steyn later said it was not his intention to belittle Bangladesh, but rather a career decision. Steyn also revealed that he will only play the Test matches in Bangladesh.