I am not a fan of Kevin Pietersen. I have never felt very happy about the South African mercenaries who have played for England throughout my adult life, not even Allan Lamb.
I feel an increased interest in the Test at the moment, with Cook and Collingwood at the crease – the first time in this Test so far when there have not been South Africans on the field on both sides. And Pietersen’s motives for quitting South Africa, at least as relayed by the media, seemed particularly unfortunate.
Having said all that, I have watched Steyn’s dismissal of Pietersen and replayed it myself in slow motion several times. There seems something very wrong with Steyn’s action – a very definite snap of the elbow at the end of the delivery. I haven’t really seen that snap of the elbow again in his deliveries since, at least not in such definitive form, although Morkel looks much purer.
Sky did not show the delivery side-on. There does not seem to be much internet chat about Steyn being a chucker. Does anyone else see it?