Cape Town: South Africa’s legendary pacesetter Dale Steyn has announced that he will be discontinuing all formats of the game, he announced on Twitter.
The 38-year-old Pacer wrote a heartfelt note thanking everyone on his incredible journey for the game he loves most.
— Dale Steyn (@ DaleSteyn62) August 31, 2021
“It’s 20 years of training, competitions, travel, wins, losses, strapped fast, jet lag, joy and brotherhood. There are too many memories to tell. Too many faces to thank,” he wrote.
“Today I’m officially quitting the game I love the most. Bittersweet but grateful,” he added.
In August 2019, he announced his retirement from Test cricket and decided to play white ball cricket only. He last played for South Africa in T20 international against South Africa in Johannesburg on 21 February 2020.
Steyn played 93 Tests, 125 ODIs and 47 T20Is for the 2004-2020 Proteas, taking 699 wickets.
He was also part of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in 2020 and 2021, representing Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators respectively.