Morne Morkel’s first experience touring Australia was all vintage Matthew Hayden.
On the Tuesday episode of Willow Talk with Adam Peacock and Callum Ferguson, Morne and Ferg were challenged to recall the best batters who got better when they got fired up.
Morne couldn’t look past the big ‘Dos.
“We walked past the nets at the WACA and he was batting on the bowling machine, with one pad on, facing the bowling machine at 150 clicks,” he laughed.
“I walked past and I thought to myself ‘I don’t even bowl that fast.'”
Then it came to facing Makhaya Ntini and Dale Steyn, two of the better fast bowlers of the century, with Morne standing at mid-on…
“The first three balls went for four…”
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