South African paceman Dale Steyn fired up by jibe

Dale Steyn is looking to use ex-coach Mickey Arthur's remarks as motivation to do well when the first Test starts on Friday. Arthur had said that Steyn was not good against left-handers.

updated: November 06, 2012 16:58 IST
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Brisbane: South African pace spearhead Dale Steyn is aiming to use his ex-coach's jibes to motivate him ahead of this week's opening Test, the Proteas' current mentor Gary Kirsten said on Tuesday.

Kirsten said the world's number one Test bowler was fired up after he was reminded of Australian coach Mickey Arthur's assessment of Steyn's apparent weakness bowling against left-handers.

"It's no secret that Dale (Steyn) hasn't bowled well to left-handers," Arthur, a South African who coached his homeland from 2005-2010 had told reporters ahead of the Gabba Test this Friday.

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