Cape Town, Nov 10 : South African fast bowler Dale Steyn has admitted that his team is targeting Australian captain Michael Clarke as part of their plan to unsettle the tourists in the ongoing Test series.
Steyn and Clarke waged a fascinating personal duel on the opening day of the first Test in Cape Town on Wednesday, but Clarke provided the sole resistance to the Proteas’ attack to guide the team to 214-8.
“We really wanted to come hard at someone like Clarkey. He’s a young skipper, he’s captaining the side and I think if you can cut the head off the leader, the rest of the body might fall apart some time,” the Herald Sun quoted Steyn, as saying.
“That’s the kind of the thing you pretty much do with any team you’re playing against. If they’ve got a new leader under conditions that are pretty tough, that’s what you want to do, so when he (Clarke) came out there we thought, ‘Let’s hit him hard’, but congratulations to him. He did bat pretty well to get 100,” he added. (ANI)
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