One of the legendary South African fast bowler, Dale Steyn, on Tuesday announced his retirement from all forms of the game.
Steyn took to Twitter to make the announcement.
Steyn took retirement from red-ball cricket in 2019 as nation’s all-time leading wicket-taker with 439 scalps to his name from 93 matches.
Dale Steyn who plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 withdrew from the season as well.
Not so long ago, he opened up on playing one more season of the Indian Premier League and asserted that there’s one more IPL left in him. And now Proteas pacer announcing his retirement from all forms of the game comes as a shocking news.
“So I’ve got to go to leagues where I know there’s a 99% chance that I’m going to play every single game. If I went to the IPL this year I probably wouldn’t have played, just like I didn’t play (much) last year,” he added.
“If I want to win the purple cap I’ve got to play every game. There could be a chance next year, but for this year I felt that if I wanted to be taken more seriously I’ve got to play more cricket. But with the pandemic it makes it really difficult. I don’t want to spend most of my time sitting in quarantine. So you’ve got to weigh it up. But maybe there’s one more IPL for me. Let’s see,” asserted Steyn.
In his international career, the South African pacer featured in 93 Tests, 125 ODIs, and 47 T20Is, where he went to register over 600 wickets under his name.