Dale Steyn stops all forms after 93 practice matches, South African fast bowler

South African legend Dale Steyn has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

Since he retired from Test cricket in 2019, Steyn, 38, has focused on limited overs formats of the game.

The superstar fast bowler, who took 439 wickets in 93 Test matches for South Africa, last appeared on the international scene in February 2020 during a T20 against Australia.

“Today I officially retire the game I love the most. Bittersweet but graceful,” Steyn wrote on Twitter.

“Thank you to everyone from family to teammates, journalists to fans, it’s been an incredible journey together.”

Crowned the ICC 2008 Test Cricketer of the Year, Steyn was famously the No. 1 bowler in the Test rankings for a record 263 weeks between 2008 and 2014.

“It’s 20 years of training, competitions, travel, wins, losses, feet tied, jet lag, joy and brotherhood. There are too many memories to tell,” he said.

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