Cricketing legend and fast bowling superstar Dale Steyn has confirmed his retirement from all cricket in what he calls a “bitter-sweet” moment, states SA Cricket Magazine.
The 38-year-old has been hailed as one of South Africas greatest fast bowlers, racking up 439 dismissals at an average of 22.95. He has also played 125 ODIs, taking 196 wickets at an average of 25.95.
The superstar had already hung up his boots for Test cricket but was still available for national selection in T20 cricket; however, his last international game was in February 2020 – a T20I against Australia.
Despite his presence in the game, Steyn officially confirmed on Tuesday, August 31, that he would be saying goodbye to the beloved game.
Steyn took to social media to share the news, quoting lyrics from Counting Crows.
“It’s been 20 years of training, matches, travel, people, wins, losses, strapped feet, jet lag, joy, and brotherhood,” Steyn wrote.
“There are too many memories to tell. Too many faces to thank.
“I officially retire from the game I love the most.
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) August 31, 2021
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