Dale Steyn has already retired from Test cricket in 2019 but now on August 31, legendary South African pacer Steyn has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
Since making his international debut for South Africa in 2004, Steyn has played 93 Tests, 125 ODIs, and 47 T20 Internationals.
The 38-year-old veteran fast bowler is known among fans as ‘Steyn Gun’ for his speed. He informs fans via Twitter that he is announcing his retirement from all forms of cricket.
“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 an incredible journey together.”
Announcement. pic.twitter.com/ZvOoeFkp8w— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) August 31, 2021
Dale Steyn was one of the best fast bowlers of his career. In his long career, he has taken 493 wickets in 93 Test matches, 196 wickets in 125 ODI matches, and 74 wickets in 47 T20s. He is South Africa’s all-time leading wicket-taker in the longest format.
In addition to playing cricket for the country, Steyn has played in various T20 leagues around the world including the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Here are some Twitter reactions to Dale Steyn’s retirement:
Good luck brother man ! Best wishes 🙌— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) August 31, 2021
One of the best on and off the field.. congratulations my friend. Enjoy ur retirement 👍 https://t.co/6v3vX9Yz7g— Mahela Jayawardena (@MahelaJay) 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
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
Legend! No greater fast bowler in all conditions!— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) August 31, 2021
See you in the bush for a beer soon, boet! 💫 https://t.co/uoTXuq2S6t