Steyn last played Test cricket just over a year ago, against Australia in Perth, when he sustained the shoulder injury that forced him to stay off the field for around a year.
"It's not like only two guys are playing in this series".
Earlier the series was scheduled to be a 4 test one, but the inability of Indian Board to play Boxing day test starting on 26 December 2017 reduced it down to 3.
"We joked out there that we need to stop getting wickets so that we have more time to bat [in daylight the next afternoon]".
"We want to go out there and express ourselves". So it will be an important tour for the number one test team of the world as they will be up against a formidable South Africa side. "For us playing cricket for the country is the most prestigious thing and it is an honour for us to do that". We all know how tough a tour South Africa is but that's the beauty about their profession. Is leg-spin the wicketk-taking ball, then you should focus more on that or some other delivery. When the chips were down at 27 for 7 for Team India, Dhoni came out and played a face saving 60 but that was not enough to boost the team's winning total. I'm pretty excited for the South Africa series. They were reminded that they have won every bilateral series that they have won in these three years. But. Afghan cricketers are refugees in the true sense of the term; they don't even practise at home. You could see I was enjoying myself. No excuses, no complaints. If you want to win the series, you have to play five bowlers. It's as simple as that. "Just get out there and go and compete". The next 12 months in England, Australia and New Zealand gave India some harsh lessons, which they seemed to have mastered - mostly at home - since 2015. India's 1-0 series win against Sri Lanka is their ninth successive Test series win.
Instead, the match begins three days later on January 5.
Vernon Philander then had Craig Ervine lbw for four, leaving Zimbabwe's batsmen with such a big task on the second day.
Not for the first time, however, it was the team's batting which proved to be the Chevrons' Achilles heel, as they were bowled out for 68 and 121 to suffer a crushing defeat. That is a period that will always remain special for both of us. We feel we have the skill set to do well in any place in the world. "So we ended up doing well because we were excited about what we were going to do and that excitement is very important to maintain".
"There is sense of intelligence and awareness that has crept in in the last four years and that provides the excitement we are talking about". The slips and myself were in the game all the time. It's not like we are going to go out there and explore.
The series also saw an injured Kohli miss the deciding fourth Test in Dharamsala, his first after 54 games.