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World Cup 2019: You Have To Read Dale Steyn's Dad's Tearjerker Over His Son's Injury And Joke About How Kohli's Hugs Caused It, Before India Versus South Africa

Written By Ankit Prasad | Mumbai | Published:

South Africa pacer Dale Steyn's father Schalk has written a quite wonderful message for his son who has been ruled out of the World Cup on account of a shoulder injury, ahead of the Proteas' match versus India.

Taking to Twitter, Schalk Steyn writes:

The emotional post has been echoed online in spirit, from fans from all across the world including India which is quite familiar with Steyn because of his exploits in the IPL among other things. Here are some of the responses:

Further, showing great strength, Steyn Sr has not only thanked netizens for the support but also joked about the injury being caused by Team India skipper Virat Kohli hugging him too hard when he took wickets for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL:

Then, after some netizens took him on for spelling Kohli's name incorrectly, Steyn Sr wrote:

On a serious note, remarking on South Africa's disasterous start to the World Cup which has seen them lose to both England and Bangladesh, he denied that the IPL was to blame: