Dale Steyn has announced his retirement from Test cricket with immediate effect. A glorious career spanning 93 Tests across 15 years, Steyn finishes as the leading wicket-taker for South Africa in the five-day format.
Steyn registers 439 wickets and is the eighth-highest wicket-taker overall and the fifth-highest amongst pacers after James Anderson, Glenn McGrath, Courtney Walsh and Stuart Broad. The latter part of his career was plagued by injuries, but he will continue to represent his side in the shorter formats of the game.
“Today I walk away from a format of the game I love so much. In my opinion Test cricket is the best version of this game. It tests you mentally, physically, emotionally. It’s terrible to consider never playing another Test again but what’s more terrifying is the thought of never playing again at all,” he said on his retirement.