Dale Steyn, the great South African fast bowler announced retirement from cricket.
The 38-year-old is considered to be one of the finest and threatening fast bowler of his generation. Steyn took Twitter to make the announcement:
“Today I officially retire from the game I love most. Bitter sweet but graceful.”
“Thank you to everyone, from family to team-mates, journalists to fans, it’s been an incredible journey together.”
Dale Steyn made his test debut in the year 2004 in South Africa against England.
“It’s been 20 years of training, matches, travel, wins, losses, strapped feet, jet lag, joy, and brotherhood. There are too many stories to tell. Too many faces to thank.”
Dale Steyn played 93 Test matches for South Africa and took 439 wickets under his career record. Steyn played his last Test match against Sri Lanka in the year 2019. In the year 2019 he retired from Test Cricket in August of 2019 to focus on limited-overs cricket.
Steyn played for four English County Championship sides – Essex, Warwickshire, Glamorgan and Hampshire – and joined Kandy Tuskers for the 2020 Lanka Premier League in November last year.
Steyn was named ICC 2008 Test Cricketer of the Year and Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World in 2013 and was number one bowler in the ICC Test rankings for a record 263 weeks between 2008 and 2014.
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