Dale Steyn brings curtain down on cricket career

The 38-year-old stated that it was a bittersweet moment, but he was grateful for his incredible journey

Dale Steyn brings curtain down on cricket career PHOTO: Reuters

South Africa’s former legendary pacer Dale Steyn brought down the curtain on his illustrious cricket career with a heartfelt Tweet on Tuesday.

The 38-year-old stated that it was a bittersweet moment, but he was grateful for his incredible journey.

“It’s been 20 years of training, matches, travel, wins, losses, strapped feet, jet lag, joy and brotherhood. There are too many memories to tell. Too many faces to thank. So, I left it to the experts to sum up, my favorite band, the Counting Crows. Today I officially retire from the game I love the most. Bittersweet but grateful. Thank you to everyone, from family to teammates, journalists to fans, it’s been an incredible journey together,” Steyn tweeted.



— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) August 31, 2021


The legendary former pacer enjoyed a successful career featuring in 93 Tests, 125 One-Day Internationals (ODI) and 47 Twenty20 Internationals (T20I) picking up 439 wickets, 196 wickets and 64 wickets respectively in each format of the sport.


Twitter Reaction


Congrats on an unbelievable career Dalo!

U truly were a super saiyen in the world of cricket for a long long time!

What u achieved in ur career is something many would not even dream of trying to achieve

Wish you all the best in whatever life has in store for u @DaleSteyn62 โค

— Tabraiz Shamsi (@shamsi90) August 31, 2021


Congrats on a remarkable career. Set the standard for fast bowlers world round to follow for 20 years. No better competitor to watch in full flight, enjoy retirement mate!๐Ÿ„‍โ™‚๏ธAll time great

— Pat Cummins (@patcummins30) August 31, 2021


I guess I’ll have to find another source of joy now! Congrats on an amazing career @DaleSteyn62 . Champion cricketer and champion bloke. Enjoy retirement ๐Ÿ„‍โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŽฃ

— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) August 31, 2021


My favourite all time ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ good luck legend @DaleSteyn62

— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) August 31, 2021


A great competitor. That South African side was fantastic and always tough to play against. Any player will say it’s vital to challenge yourself against the very best and Dale was just that. Enjoy your retirement mate.

— Ian Bell (@Ian_Bell) August 31, 2021


One of the greats of our game @DaleSteyn62. Wish you well.

— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 31, 2021


Many congratulations on an outstanding career @DaleSteyn62 . You can be mighty proud of what you have achieved. Wishing you the best for the second innings.

— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 31, 2021


What a great career Dale .. Thanks so much for damaging my off stump so many times .. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 31, 2021


It’s been a pleasure to play alongside the ๐Ÿ. All the best for your future! @DaleSteyn62

— Kagiso Rabada (@KagisoRabada25) August 31, 2021


Legend! No greater fast bowler in all conditions!
See you in the bush for a beer soon, boet! ๐Ÿ’ซ

— Kevin Pietersen๐Ÿฆ (@KP24) August 31, 2021


Great player, great man, amazing memories! U picker a good song to sign off my bud. Legend forever!

— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) August 31, 2021