Dale Steyn, one of the greatest fast bowlers in history, has called time on his Test career with immediate effect.
According to reports of Baaghitv, the firebrand fast bowler Dale Steyn, who played 93 Tests for South Africa with 439 wickets says good-bye to Test Cricket. He is the highest wicket taker, in the long format, for South Africa.
The debut of Steyn’s test cricket was against England at St.George’s Park on December 17, 2004. His strike-rate of 42.3 balls per wicket is the best of anyone with more than 200 Test wickets, while his 263 weeks spent atop the ICC MRF Tyres Test Bowling Rankings is also unmatched by any other bowler. His best figure in the test cricket; 7/51 against . During his career , he took 5 wickets-haul for 26 times and 10 wickets in a match for 7 times.
However, Steyn’s career has been increasingly affected by injury in recent years, notably during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 when he was unable to play a single game, and he has chosen to step away from one form of the game to increase his longevity in the others.
“It’s terrible to consider never playing another Test again,” he said. “But what’s more terrifying is the thought of never playing again at all. So I will be focusing on ODIs and T20s for the rest of my career to maximise my full potential and ensure my longevity in this sport