Johannesburg: The cricket fraternity, including some of the greats of the game, Tuesday hailed the achievements of legendary South African pacer Dale Steyn. The cricket world came together to wish Dale Steyn well as he called time on his illustrious career. The 38-year-old Steyn took to Twitter to announce his retirement. He ended an outstanding career during which he played 93 Tests, 125 ODIs and 47 T20Is and picked 439, 196 and 64 wickets respectively for the Proteas. This is what some of his adversaries, teammates and present day cricketers had to say.
Go well, great man. You were fire, one of the best the game has seen.
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.
My favourite all time, good luck legend @DaleSteyn62.
Legend! No greater fast bowler in all conditions! See you in the bush for a beer soon, boet!
What a great career Dale .. Thanks so much for damaging my off stump so many times.
Congrats on a remarkable career. Set the standard for fast bowlers around the world to follow for 20 years. No better competitor to watch in full flight, enjoy retirement mate!
AB de Villiers
Great player, great man, amazing memories! U picker a good song to sign off my bud. Legend forever!
One of the best on and off the field.. Congratulations my friend. Enjoy ur retirement.
Good luck brother man ! Best wishes.
Announcing his retirement, Steyn wrote: “Today I officially retire from the game I love the most. Bitter sweet but grateful. Thank you to everyone, from family to teammates, journalists to fans, it’s been an incredible journey together.