Dale Steyn announces retirement from all formats of the game

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31 Aug 2021 | 10:27 AM
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Dale Steyn announces retirement from all formats of the game

Taking to Twitter, South African pacer Dale Steyn announced his retirement from all formats of the game on Tuesday

With 439 Test wickets, 196 ODI wickets and 64 T20I wickets, Dale Steyn has tormented several batting lineups in the past, establishing himself as one of the best pacers in international cricket. On Tuesday, the 38-year-old, who last featured in the home series against Australia announced his retirement from all formats of the game. 

Having made his Test debut in 2004, at the age of 21, the right-arm pacer established himself as one of the best pacers in the South African whites, with 439 wickets, averaging 22.95 while having a strike rate of 42.30. During his time in the whites, Steyn had also picked up 26 five-wicket hauls and five ten-wicket hauls. 

In the shorter formats, Steyn showcased his best with 260 wickets for the country, with his last appearance coming in the clash against Australia. Steyn took to Twitter to announce his retirement.

"And it's been a long December and there's reason to believe maybe this year will be better than last," Steyn said in his statement. 

"I can't remember all the times I tried to tell myself to hold on to these moments as they pass.

"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."

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