Sri Lanka in SA

Paceman Steyn’s seaside sting

2011-12-20 17:32
Dale Steyn (File)
Sport24 staff

Cape Town - The world’s No 1 Test fast bowler has been delivered a taste of his own lethal medicine.

GALLERY: 2011 in review

South Africa’s spearhead Dale Steyn has been peppered by blows, but it has nothing to do with cricket ... his attackers have been bluebottles.

But at least since his move to the coast here, the Phalaborwa Express seems well aware of what to do in that particular “emergency”.

He tweeted on Tuesday: “Happy to say I just peed all over my arm and leg! Bluebottle stings burn like fire!”

Legend has it - although it is medically disputed - that immediate urination on bluebottle stings significantly eases the pain from the jelly-like marine creature also known as the Portuguese man o’war.

The Proteas have had some extra time off to relax after disposing of Sri Lanka within three days in the first Test at Centurion, with Steyn contributing match figures of six for 54, although eclipsed by Vernon Philander’s 10-wicket haul.

The second starts in Durban on Boxing Day.
 

Read more on:    sri lanka in sa  |  dale steyn
NEXT ON SPORT24X

No way back for KP

2014-04-19 13:49

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
7 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

Fixtures
06 July 2014
Sri Lanka v South Africa, Colombo 06:15
09 July 2014
Sri Lanka v South Africa, Pallekele International Cricket Stadium 11:00
12 July 2014
Sri Lanka v South Africa, Hambantota 06:15
Previous Results

Date Match Result
Vote

Which of SA's sporting codes is in the worst shape after recent scandals?

 
 
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured Blog

The stock of Bulls and Sharks 2014 Super Rugby jerseys are slowly becoming available after the festive season break, writes blogger Baylion.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

TV schedule Plan your couch time with our searchable sport TV guide

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.