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Dale Steyn calls time on his career

31 Aug, 2021
Dale Steyn calls time on his career
31 Aug, 2021 By Editor

Former RCB pacer and one of game’s greatest fast bowlers, South Africa’s Dale Steyn has retired from all forms of cricket.

The 38-year-old made the announcement on Twitter earlier on Tuesday. During his 17-year-long career, Steyn featured in 93 Tests, 125 ODIs and 47 T20Is for the Proteas.

"It's been 20 years since training, matches, travel, wins, losses, strapped feet, jetlag, joy, and brotherhood. There are too many memories to tell. Too many faces to thank. So I left it to the experts to sum up, my favourite band, the Counting Crows. Today I officially retire from the game I love the most. Bitter sweet but grateful. Thank you everyone, from family to teammates, journalists to fans, it's been a (sic) incredible journey together," Steyn wrote in his statement.

The South African had skipped IPL 2021 to take some time off the game. Steyn, who was also named in ICC’s Test team of the decade, had retired from Tests last year as South Africa’s highest wicket-taker with 439 wickets.

Steyn is 15th on the list of most international wickets across formats with 699 wickets from 265 international games.