Proteas

Smith responds to Steyn's 'head of the snake' jibe

2016-11-02 13:25
Steve Smith (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Dale Steyn's 'head of the snake' analogy has not gone down too well in Australian circles. 

The Proteas fast bowler said this week that Australian captain Steve Smith's wicket was the "big one" and that if the Proteas could "cut off the head of the snake", sometimes the rest of the body fell away. 

It is not an analogy that Smith agrees with at all.

"I saw that," said Smith when asked if he was aware of Steyn's comments. 

"Pretty interesting. I think we've got a lot of batters in our line-up capable of getting runs.

"They (South Africa) can think that way if they like. Hopefully they get rid of me and think the rest is going to happen ... that'll be nice."

One thing clear is the mutual respect between the two players.

"He's obviously a great bowler," Smith said of Steyn.

"He looked like he was back to his best in that New Zealand series. It looked like he was bowling with good pace and good shape.

"He's a world class bowler and you always want to go up against the best.

"I'm excited to come up against this pace attack. They've got some quality bowlers and I think it's going to be a really good series.

"I'm excited and hopefully I'll get a lot of runs." 

Read more on:    australia  |  proteas  |  steve smith  |  dale steyn  |  cricket
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Sunday, 30 September 2018
South Africa v Zimbabwe, , Kimberley 10:00
Wednesday, 03 October 2018
South Africa v Zimbabwe, , Bloemfontein 11:00
Saturday, 06 October 2018
South Africa v Zimbabwe, Paarl 13:00
Previous Results

Date Match Result
Vote

The 12-month ban handed down to Steve Smith and David Warner and the 9-month sanction for Cameron Bancroft for their ball-tampering roles, is ...

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

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