VIDEO: PHEW! Dale Steyn's close call with deadly Black Mamba
Steyn was just inches away from a deadly Black Mamba in the Kruger National Park.
New Delhi: Dale Steyn loves to intimidate batsmen on the field with his express bowling and a cold stare down the wicket.
However on Saturday, the South African was on the receiving end of the same when he encountered one of the planet's deadliest snakes.
Steyn took to Instagram to post a video, showing him and a friend thinking they were coming to the aid of a stricken, harmless Brown House snake on an isolated road in the Kruger National Park.
On closer inspection, the 32-year-old Steyn then realised he was just inches away from a deadly Black Mamba.
So this poor guy was hit by a car, we stopped to move him out the road thinking it was a brown house snake... Got a little too close and then realized what we were actually dealing with! Mr Black Mamba! This post is not to show how brave we were, it's to show that if you don't know what you dealing with then best you leave it alone! Lesson learnt! #phalaborwa #wildouthere #blackmamba Ok few people saying it could be a Mozambique spitting cobra...? Others I've shown have said mamba...
Earlier in the day, the veteran pacer was sold to the Gujarat Lions for INR 2.3 crore at the Indian Premier League auction in Bengaluru.
Steyn, considered one of the world's best bowlers, was part of the SunRisers Hyderabad team in the cash-rich league's last edition.
He has played 82 Tests and 112 one-day internationals for his country and is currently sitting out the limited overs series against England.
(With Agency inputs)