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Veteran South African pacer Dale Steyn was left moved after he was told about the Indian youngster, Shivam Mavi, who considers him his idol. Mavi is a part of the Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) squad for the ongoing IPL.

Steyn, during a chat with ESPNCricinfo, was told that Mavi idolizes him as a fast bowler. He said that it felt amazing to impact people on the other side of the world. He also admitted that the revelation almost brought tears to his eyes.

“It’s amazing, to be honest, almost brought tears to my eye. I never ever played this game expecting to have an impact on people at the opposite ends of the world,” said, an emotional Dale Steyn.

“I hope that he can just push on, these kinds of performances will get him into teams that he wants to play for like India and maybe play a bigger role for KKR. I’d love to get in touch with him at some point,” the 37-year-old added wishing the youngster for his future.

Mavi had a brilliant outing in his side’s five-wicket win over Punjab Kings (PBKS) in Ahmedabad on Monday. KKR will now lock horns with Delhi Capitals on Thursday (April 29).

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