SA fans rally behind Steyn

2013-05-23 08:02
Dale Steyn (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Sport24 readers have slammed England bowling coach David Saker for claiming Jimmy Anderson was 'more skilful' than Proteas bowler Dale Steyn.

"To me (Anderson) is the most skilful bowler in the world," Saker told the Guardian’s website.

"I know Dale Steyn is an outstanding bowler but when you watch Jimmy and the way he went about things, he has got more skills than Dale Steyn in his locker.

“Steyn is a little bit quicker but when you watch Jimmy deliver those skills, it is just mind blowing. I would love to be in the position where Matty Prior is to watch it really closely first hand.

“I get an opportunity to catch him at training and it is exciting just to watch him do that. When he gets things right there is no more skilful bowler in the world."

This is what Sport24 readers had to say about Saker's comments.

"Wha ha ha ha! He should look at the stats"
- Phillip du Plessis

"Steyn has taken 21 5 wicket hauls and 5 10-fers compared to Andersons' 13 and 1. Steyn has played 65 tests for 335 wickets, Anderson 81 tests for 305 wickets. Lol, where does he get his view from. Steyn averages 22 compared to 30 for Anderson."
- Vyash Gobind

"Typical Pom arrogance. These Brits think they're the best thing ever." - Malcolm Molver

"As the English will say, u having a laugh mate!"
- Damien Bradley Stellenberg

"In his dreams! Anderson only bowls well in a country like England where the ball swings constantly. If there is no swing he is useless!." - Theunis Theunisen

"Why is Anderson not number 1?" - Virgol Frans

"He's a funny guy. He should think of a career in comedy." - Carwin James Thompson

"Dale is the king there's no questioning it!"
- Ewen Bothan

"Leave it to the Poms to claim world Test match supremacy after one win against the Black Caps!" - Rory Tychsen

"He's a fantastic bowler. Quite difficult to debate that, but it's very hard to argue with the statistics in recent times." - Eckard Nieman

"He's not saying that Anderson is better, but that he has a few more tricks, which is true to an extent. Steyn executes his tricks much better though, which is why he is more successful."
- Shalin Singh

"There are 5 bowlers more skilled than Anderson at this stage - Steyn just one of them."
- Donder Wolk

"I suspect the next time England are in town, they won't have quite the same message when Steyn, Philander and co. sweep the grounds with them." - Bloody American

England's James Anderson and the Proteas' Dale Steyn. (Gallo Images)

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