Dale Willem Steyn is one of the most prominent right-arm fast pace bowlers in the world. The 36-year-old South African bowler has recently announced that he will no longer take an active part in the test cricket matches. The news of retirement concerning Dale Steyn is heartbreaking for most of the cricket fans around the world.
Given that Steyn has represented South Africa for a very long time, he also took part in several league games throughout the history of cricket. Steyn has been associated with many cricket teams throughout his career. He played for Deccan Chargers, Gujarat Lions, Cape Cobras, Essex, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, among others.
Dale Steyn will not use the red-ball anymore
At the time of announcing his retirement from test cricket, Steyn also put forward his support for the test matches in cricket. According to Steyn, the test cricket match is the ultimate game of cricket. Nevertheless, he wants to retire from test cricket and focus on his almost everlasting career in ODI and T20s.
According to documentation, Dale Steyn is still one of the nationally contracted players in the ICC for the session 2019/2020 season. Moreover, Steyn will have a deep involvement with the white-ball for Standard Bank Proteas incorporating T20 International and One-Day International cricket.
Steyn finally walks away from the game he loves
The ICC and fans of Steyn from all around the world know that Steyn loves test match cricket more than anything. According to Dale, while playing test cricket, a player goes through physical, mental, and emotional test. Walking away from test cricket is a saddening for Steyn as well.
However, he said that he wants to put his focus in the ODIs as well as the T20s until his career lasts. Thabang Moroe, the Chief Executive of CSA, came forward with a tribute to Dale and said that Dale is the leading wicket-taker in test cricket in the history of CSA. Michael Vaughan, the captain of the team, said that Dale is also a wonderful mentor for the future generation of bowlers and the young bowlers idolize him greatly.