By – Aparajita Patel

Dale Steyn, a South African fast bowler, announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Tuesday. The 38-year-old took to Twitter to call time on a 17-year career that included 93 Tests, 125 ODIs, and 47 T20Is for the Proteas.

Steyn has already announced his retirement from Test cricket in August 2019 in order to extend his career after a series of ailments. “And it’s been a long December, and there’s reason to expect this year will be better than the previous one. In his statement, Steyn stated, “I can’t recall how many times I tried to tell myself to hold on to these moments as they pass.”

“It’s been 20 years since we’ve trained, played, traveled, won, lost, had strapped feet, jetlag, joy, and fraternity. There are far too many to recount. There are far too many people to thank. “Today I formally retire from the game I love the most,” my favorite band, the Counting Crows, said. Sweet and bitter, but appreciative. Thank you to everyone who has helped us along the way, from family to teammates, media to fans. It has been a fantastic journey.” In a statement, he expressed gratitude to his family, teammates, journalists, and fans, saying that he felt “bittersweet yet appreciative.”

Steyn last played in a Test match in February of this year, and he declared his retirement from the format in August of the same year. His most recent ODI was in March of this year, while his most recent ODI was in February of the previous year. In IPL 2020, Steyn, 38, played for Royal Challengers Bangalore but only appeared in three games with average results. In 2021, he played in the Pakistan Super League, which was his final professional engagement.