South Africa’s leading wicket-taker in Tests, Dale Steyn has announced his retirement from the longest form of the game. He picked 439 wickets from 93 matches.
The 36-years-old played 93 Tests from 2004 to 2019 and picked 439 wickets. South Africa pacer Steyn played his first Test match against England at Port Elizabeth in December 2004. Also, he played his last Test match at the same ground against Sri Lanka in February 2019.
In a statement Steyn said,”It’s terrible to consider never playing another Test again 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 maximize my full potential and ensure my longevity in this sport.”
Further he said, “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.”