Dale Steyn Announces Retirement From All Cricket
South African pacer Dale Steyn has announced his retirement from cricket. Dale Steyn said goodbye to all forms of cricket. He made his international debut in a Test match against England on 16 December 2004 and made his ODI debut the following year.
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) August 31, 2021
Dale Steyn has played in regular Test and ODI teams till 2019. He played his last T20 match in 2020. Dale Steyn wore a southern jersey in 2004. Since then he was the regular face of the team. This pacer is the hero of winning many matches in South Africa. He played regularly in the national team till 2019.
The 36-year-old right-handed cricketer has retired from all forms of cricket after a colorful 18-year international career. He has played 93 Tests, 125 ODIs, and 48 T20I matches for South Africa. He has taken 439, 198, and 64 wickets respectively.
During the farewell, Dale Steyn expressed his thoughts. On social media, he said,
“20 years of practice, matches, tours, rates, wins, striped fit, jet lag, joy, and brotherhood have passed. There are so many memories to say.
There are so many people to thank. I left the responsibility of this account in the hands of experts. ”
“I am officially bidding farewell to my favorite sport today. Bittersweet but grateful. Thanks to everyone, colleagues from my family, fans from journalists, everyone. It was a great tour. ”
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