South Africa’s Duanne Olivier has quietened alarm about fellow fast bowler Dale Steyn’s shoulder injury.
Steyn left the field inside the first hour during day two of the ongoing third and final Test against Pakistan at the Wanderers.
How much the veteran right-armer will do in the fourth innings in Johannesburg remains in the balance.
‘I don’t think we’ve thought about it too far ahead. He went off to get a bit of treatment, and he’s perfectly fine,’ said Olivier.
‘I’d take it any day. I just try to enjoy every moment, commit every ball and just have fun. To be leading wicket-taker, I’m very happy about that. It’s awesome to bowl at the Wanderers. Any fast bowler would be happy to bowl here,’ he added.
‘At the Wanderers, you don’t really need to bowl that short. There’s enough bounce in this wicket. At Cape Town, you had to go a little shorter, and at SuperSport Park it was a little up and down, which made it difficult for the batsmen.’
Olivier rued a day that saw the home side drop five catches – and miss a stumping and two run-out opportunities.
‘It is frustrating from a team point of view, but it happens, it’s cricket. We just needed to re-group and move on as quickly as possible, not dwell or think too much about it. The drinks break came, a bit of a break for us, and we just tried to do the same as we’ve done before,’ he concluded.
The Proteas sport an unassailable two-nil lead in the three-match series.