The legendary South African fast bowler Dale Steyn has called it a day on his Test career. Steyn has taken the decision to move away from the longest format of the game to prolong his white ball career. Thus, the Proteas gun fast bowler will continue to play in One Day Internationals and T20 Internationals.
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Dale Steyn has been troubled by his shoulder injury in the last two years and he could not take part in South Africa’s World Cup campaign. In fact, Steyn had also played a couple of matches for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2019 but once again the injury had ruled him out. Consequently, the fast bowler has decided to move away from the red ball version.
Steyn bids adieu to the pristine form.
The South African great is considered as one of the best fast bowlers for the Rainbow nation. The right-arm fast bowler who ruled Test cricket played 93 Test matches for the Proteas. Steyn scalped 439 wickets for the South African side at a stunning average of 22.95. The best bowling figure for Steyn was 7-51.
Steyn made his Test debut against England at St. George’s Park in 2004. He had a decent start to his Test career as he took three wickets in the match. However, South Africa lost that match by seven wickets.
In fact, Steyn also played his final Test match at the same venue against Sri Lanka earlier in the year in February. The great fast bowler went wicket-less in both the innings of what was his swansong performance in the Test matches.
Steyn is regarded as one of the best fast bowlers to have embraced the game and savoured great success in the Test fold. In fact, Steyn ruled the bowlers’ Test rankings like a boss from 2008 to 2015. For the most of the time during this period, he was at the numero uno position in the Test rankings.
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