Dale Steyn, one of history’s biggest fast bowlers, has started his test career with immediate effect.
Steyn completed 93 tests for South Africa and finished with 439 wickets, most in long format by a proteas bowler. His 42.3 ball per wicket hit rate is the best of all with more than 200 test wickets, while his 263 weeks on the ICC MRF Tires test bowling ranking are unmatched by any other bowler.
However, Steyn’s career has been increasingly hurt in recent years, especially during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in 2019, when he could not play a single game, and he decided to abandon some form of the game to increase his life in the others.
“It’s terrible to consider never playing a test again,” he said. “More frightening, though, is the idea of never playing again, so for the rest of my career I’ll focus on ODIs and T20s to reach my full potential and ensure my longevity in the sport.”
He remains national for the 2019/20 season, and CSA boss Thabang Moroe has honored Steyn. “Dale is undoubtedly one of the greats in cricket,” he said. “Since his test debut against England in 2004 and the dismissal of his captain Michael Vaughan with an outstanding performance he was one of the best.” Outstanding fast bowler in World Cricket.
“He has excellently led the South African attack and set the standard for our future generations, and he has been a wonderful mentor to our next generation of speedsters, we were saddened to hear of his decision, but it is one.
” This management must accept, and we thank him for his significant contribution to sport and the nation and wish him all the best for the future. “