South African legendary fast-bowler Dale Steyn announced his retirement from Test cricket to prolong his playing career. He will focus on limited over cricket from now on. Cricket South Africa(CSA) confirmed this news. Steyn made his Test debut in 2004 and took 439 wickets rewarded with the prestigious ICC 2008 Test Cricketer of the Year Award.

South African fast bowler Dale Steyn retires from Test cricket and focus on limited over cricket

The 36 years old seamer, who has ruled past two decades, is going for retirement from Test cricket. However, he will continue to do play in ODI and T20 formats. Tributes from legendary cricketers around the world already pouring to him and they all wish him good luck.

Cricket world won't see this anymore
Cricket world won’t see this anymore

Today I walk away from the format I always loved to play. I believe this is the best format of cricket. It tests you emotionally, physically. Today I walk away from the game I loved to play.

Dale Steyn is such a sensational bowler and many people branded him as the “greatest of this generation”. His stats, speed, bowling style everything also indicates that. The minus of him will surely a huge hole for the South Africa cricket team.

It’s such a terrible decision. I’m feeling very sad. I’d like to thank everyone who has been a part of my journey.

The South African paceman also ensured this is not the end of the journey. He will be still in there.

This is not the end for me. I will continue to play in limited formats. I want to prolong my career at T20 and ODI. 

The 36- year-old paceman made his Test debut on 2004 vs England. He took 439 wickets in 93 Tests. He is regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time. Steyn missed the ICC World Cup 2019 due to his shoulder injury and this situation perhaps prompt him to retire from Test cricket.