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Dale Steyn: the great South African announces his retirement from all forms of cricket |  Cricket News

Fast bowling great Dale Steyn is giving up all forms of cricket; the 38-year-old retired from Tests in 2019 after winning 439 wickets in 93 games for South Africa; Steyn also played 125 ODI and played for four counties during his career

Last updated: 08/31/21 13:12

Dale Steyn won 439 wickets in 93 tests for South Africa

Dale Steyn, South Africa’s most prolific test match pitcher, has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

The 38-year-old left Tests in 2019 after 93 games which netted him 439 wickets at a cost of 22.95 but continued to make himself available for white ball cricket.

An injury forced Steyn to retire from the IPL earlier this year, and in a moving statement on Twitter, the paceman confirmed that a professional career that started in 2003 is now over.

He wrote: “It’s been 20 years of training, games, travels, wins, losses, strapped feet, jet lag, joy and brotherhood. There are too many memories to tell. Too many faces to thank.

“Today, I’m officially retiring from the game I love the most. Sweet bitter but grateful.

“Thanks to everyone from family to teammates, journalists to fans, it’s been an amazing journey together.”

Steyn, who has also played 125 ODIs and 47 T20 internationals, has been named the ICC Test Team of the Year eight times, including for seven consecutive years from 2008, when he was named ICC Test Player of the Year.

He has had four spells in county cricket with Essex, Warwickshire, Glamorgan and Hampshire.


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