Having dedicated nearly 17 years to professional cricket, Dale Steyn’s illustrious career comes to an end. Steyn announced his retirement on social media by stating “today I officially retire from the game I love the most”.
Steyn played in 93 tests, 125 ODIs and 47 T20s for his country- South Africa. In a statement, he expressed gratitude to his family, teammates, journalists and fans, he mentioned he felt “bitter sweet but grateful”.
The paceman claimed an emotional statement on Twitter concerning the end of a career that began in 2003 after an injury forced him to withdraw from the IPL earlier this year.
At his peak, he was ranked the top Test bowler for a record 263 weeks between 2008 and 2014, making him the fastest bowler to reach 400 Test wickets, a record, which is still held by him.
“It’s been 20 years of training, matches, travel, wins, losses, strapped feat, jet lag, joy, and brotherhood. There are too many memories to tell. To many faces to thank. So I left it to the experts to sum up, my favourite band, the Counting Crows,” Steyn said as he bid farewell to the beautiful game on 31st August 2021.
One of the greatest fast bowlers to ever grace the game, Steyn will truly be missed by fans all over the world. He leaves behind a glorious legacy in the world of cricket.