On Tuesday, South Africa legend and pace bowler Dale Steyn has officially called it quit from all forms of cricket as the fans were heartbroken and very emotional about the news come from their best bowler.
The former Royal Challenger Bangalore’s speedster has featured in 93 test matches where he has taken a monumental 439 wickets in his Test career. He is one of the best fast bowlers the cricketing world and fans have ever seen. He has played a total of 125 ODIs matches where he has also taken a huge total of 196 wickets and played 47 T20Is where he has taken a mammoth 64 wickets.
In August 2019, Dale Steyn had already announced his retirement from Tests after he suffered a lot of injuries in his career. He found it difficult to make a decision but he finally decided to make 2019 his last year. He said in a statement ” I can’t remember all the times I tried to tell myself to hold on to these moments as they pass”. The entire cricketing world is deeply sad about the legend retiring from cricket.
Dale Steyn also emotionally announced his retirement on Twitter as he said ” Announcement” leaving the fans in tears and shock.
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) August 31, 2021
He also said in the press conference “It’s been 20 years since training, matches, travel, wins, losses, strapped feet, jetlag, joy and brotherhood. These 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”.
He is one of the 35 bowlers in Test history to take over 300+ wickets. No one had a better strike rate than him which is 42.7 in test and a bowling economy of 5.75 which is fabulous, which is a wicket in every 7 test matches. He is no doubt one of the best bowlers this generation has ever seen as it called it quits.
He will be truly remembered for his fast pace bowling and completely knocking out the batsmen in every format of cricket.