Former South African pacer Dale Steyn recently announced retirement from Test cricket after representing his national side in 93 games in the whites, but he had to take the final call due to his inconsistent fitness.
Fans and critics from all around the world paid homage to one of the greatest pacers in the history of cricket as he dominated batsmen at will no matter what the conditions were. In his recent Instagram post, Steyn thanked everyone for sending good wishes for his future as he looked back on his Test career.
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What a ride. Just a quick thank you to everyone for the kind messages over the last two days. Simply blown away by all the people who have messaged/congratulated me. Thank you ???? What does one say when they retire? I don’t really know how to sum up almost 15 years of red ball throwing, to be honest it’s actually impossible to even try. What I can say is that I’ve loved every second of it, from the best to the worst days, it’s been awesome! Maybe I’ll try jot it down in a book one day, so I guess you’ll have to wait till then. Here’s to a few more years of white ball though, apparently that 20/20 stuff is pretty fun... ???
“What does one say when they retire? I don't really know how to sum up almost 15 years of red ball throwing, to be honest, it's actually impossible to even try. What I can say is that I've loved every second of it, from the best to the worst days, it's been awesome! Maybe I'll try jot it down in a book one day, so I guess you'll have to wait till then,” he said.
It was an emotional exit for Steyn as he was forced into making the decision due to his shoulder issue which has been troublesome for him during recent years.