South African Fast Bowler Dale Steyn Announces Retirement
South African Fast Bowler Dale Steyn Announces Retirement From All Forms of Cricket
Legendary South African pacer Dale Steyn has announced that he is officially retiring from all forms of cricket. The ace cricketer took to his Twitter handle to share the news with his fans. The 38-year-old put an end to a 17-year career. Dale made his international debut in 2004 and played 93 Tests, 125 ODIs and 47 T20Is.
The veteran pacer, who is fondly known as ‘Steyn Gun’ took to Twitter and wrote, “ And it’s been a long December and there’s reason to believe maybe this year will be better than last. It’s been 20 years since training, matches, travel, wins, losses, strapped feet, jetlag, joy, and brotherhood. There are too many memories to tell. Today I officially retire from the game I love the most. Bittersweet but grateful. Thank you, everyone, from family to teammates, journalists to fans, it’s been an incredible journey together.”
Check out his tweet here:
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) August 31, 2021
RCB wished Dale and tweeted,
Thank you for all the memories, legend!🤩
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) August 31, 2021
Dale Steyn is South Africa’s all-time highest wicket-taker in the longest format of the game. He took 439 wickets in Tests at an average of 22.95, while in ODIs, he boasts of 196 wickets. In T20Is, Steyn took 64 wickets.
Steyn had represented Royal Challengers Bangalore, SunRisers Hyderabad, Deccan Chargers, and Gujarat Lions over the course of his career.