Dale steyn announces retirement from all forms of cricket

Seam, swing, pace, and bounce!!! He had it all. He could use all these facets together in a way no way else could.

As Dale Steyn calls it a day in his career, let’s looks at some stats of him that show why he was so loved by the cricket community.

With 439 wickets from 93 test matches, Dale Steyn has the most number of wickets for any South African bowler.

Also, Dale Steyn has the bowling strike rate among all the bowlers with more than 250 test wickets. Dale Steyn picked wickets at a strike rate of 42.4 which translates into a wicket every seven overs.

Dale Steyn picked wickets at a strike rate of 42.4 which translates into a wicket every seven overs. He indeed was a beast at his job.

Steyn picked his 400th wicket in Bangladesh which was a fitting moment for him. Because all other pacers of the world dreaded the mention of subcontinent pitches because they were flat, dry, and also due to the heat in the air.

Such was his dominance that he could create magic on the flattest of tracks. His career-best performance of 10/108 in Nagpur against India was a display of fierce bowling.