Not only us, many others have choked in World Cup: Dale Steyn

Sydney, Feb 7: South African fast bowler Dale Steyn complained Saturday that even though other teams have choked in trying circumstance on the world stage, it is his team which has been saddled with the "chokers" tag.

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"We've definitely choked in games before, but many other teams have choked. If you go down the history of teams knocked out of the cup, a lot of them have. But it's a label that's stuck with us," Steyn was quoted as saying by the New Zealand Herald. (List of WC broadcasters)

File photo: Steyn (right) with AB de Villiers

"My personal view is that, as I've only been to one World Cup it's not cool to say to people who've never been before that you're a choker. What can you do? There's nothing you can do about it," added Steyn.

Steyn who has picked up 151 wickets from 96 One-Day Internationals (ODI) is however adamant to break the jinx of not winning an International Cricket Council (ICC) -sanctioned world title and do well in the upcoming World Cup starting Feb 14.

South Africa kick-start their World Cup campaign against Zimbabwe Feb 15 at Hamilton.


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