Dale Steyn made a big announcement related to his cricketing career today. The right-arm fast bowler from South Africa has decided to hang up his boots after an illustrious career. He represented the Proteas at the international level, while in the IPL, Steyn played for the Deccan Chargers, the Gujarat Lions, the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Steyn achieved a lot of success in the longest format of the game. In all, the right-arm fast bowler represented the South African cricket team in 93 Test matches, where he managed to take 439 wickets. His best figures in the Test format were 7/51. In the ODI format, Dale Steyn played 125 ODI matches for South Africa, where he scalped a total of 196 wickets at an average of 25.95.
Dale Steyn played 47 T20I matches for the South African cricket team
Dale Steyn also played quite a few T20 international games for the South African cricket team. To be precise, Steyn played 47 T20I games for the Proteas where he was successful in taking a total of 64 wickets. He is one of the few bowlers to have an economy rate of less than 7 after playing 47 T20Is.
Steyn’s best figures in the T20I format were 4/9. He played his last T20I match against Australia at Johannesburg last year. His last appearance in Test and ODI cricket came against Sri Lanka in 2019. Interestingly, Port Elizabeth was the venue for both matches.
Star cricketers like Pat Cummins, Virender Sehwag and AB de Villiers react to Dale Steyn’s retirement
Dale Steyn was a player who is an inspiration to all the upcoming fast bowlers. The right-arm fast bowler troubled many great batsmen in his career.
Thus, now that the legendary fast bowler has retired, cricketers and fans from across the world have reacted to his big call. Here are the top Twitter reactions Steyn’s retirement.
Great player, great man, amazing memories! U picker a good song to sign off my bud. Legend forever!
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) August 31, 2021
Good luck brother man ! Best wishes 🙌
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) August 31, 2021
Congratulations on a wonderful career and all the best with whatever comes next!
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 31, 2021
Thank You, Dale Steyn for the Amazing memories in the last 15 years. What a Career. You're Absolute fearless competitor and bowler of all time. All the best for the future, Champion.
— CricketMAN2 (@man4_cricket) August 31, 2021
Congrats on a remarkable career. Set the standard for fast bowlers world round to follow for 20 years. No better competitor to watch in full flight, enjoy retirement mate!🏄♂️All time great
— Pat Cummins (@patcummins30) August 31, 2021
Go well, great man. You were fire, one of the best the game has seen.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 31, 2021
There won't ever be a bowler with such aggressive, raw & passionate celebrations after a wicket; & there certainly won't be another bowler who would give his soul to the game like you did. You made the game richer with your bowling & your absence will make it poorer.
— Kanishka Raj Singh (@Kanishka183) August 31, 2021
An unbelievable career! Congrats Dale, loved watching you, playing against you, you set the standard for fast bowling at the highest level in all conditions!! Absolute legend and great of the game! Enjoy the surf! #alltimegreat
— Ryan Harris (@r_harris413) August 31, 2021