Dale Steyn Announces Retirement From All Forms of Cricket; Bitter sweet but grateful


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One of the best pacers ever, Dale Steyn has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. He had earlier pulled curtains down only on his Test career in August 2019 and had insisted to continue playing for South Africa in the limited-overs formats, especially in T20s.

After announcing his Test retirement, Steyn might have expected to play in the T20 World Cup scheduled in 2020 in Australia. But it didn’t go as planned with the tournament getting postponed due to covid-19 pandemic.

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Earlier this year, the pacer pulled out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as well but featured in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). In PSL itself, he played the last game of his career on March 3, 2021. However, for South Africa, Steyn didn’t feature after February 2020.

Dale Steyn took to Twitter to announce his retirement as he penned down the lyrics (from Album ‘Recovering the Satellites’) of his favourite band, the Counting Crows. He also thanked his fans, family and everyone who was with him during this incredible journey. In his tweet, the 38-year-old also posted some of the best pictures of his illustrious career.

“Today I officially retire from the game I love the most. Bitter sweet but grateful. Thank you to everyone, from family to teammates, journalists to fans, it’s been a incredible journey together,” Dale Steyn wrote in his tweet.

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