Dale Steyn
Dale Steyn said it was difficult to get Sachin Tendulkar out in Tests.Reuters

South Africa paceman Dale Steyn would like to coach India some time in future.

There are enough players in India and if given proper guidance, they can produce serious fast bowlers from the Indian soil, Steyn said in an interview to The Times of India.

When asked about coaching India, he said that he would love to take up the job. "I would give it a go. I need to first find out if coaching would be something that I enjoy, but I'm always up for a challenge," Steyn said.

Steyn, who is currently the best bowler in the world and is sitting at the top of the ICC bowlers rankings (Tests), said that he always valued the wicket of the batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and found it difficult to get him out in the longest format of the game.

"It has to be the big name players, match winners and captains of course. In India, Sachin's wicket was really precious. He was tough to get out. He didn't destroy you the way Chris Gayle or Ab de Villiers can. Speaking about Test cricket obviously, he was a great player," the cricketer said.

Steyn recently returned from the Bangladesh tour and achieved the milestone of picking up 400 wickets in Test cricket. He has become the second South African bowler to achieve the feat after former Proteas legend Shaun Pollock who has 421 wickets to his name.

It is obvious that Steyn has a lot of cricket left in him and he is likely to go ahead of Pollock and become South Africa's highest wicket-taker in the longest format of the game. 

"It feels great. There's pressure in Test cricket, whether I have one wicket or 400. I love it. I just took one game at a time. I have never counted the number of wickets I have got. I'm just happy to play and give my best every time," he added.

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