South African cricketer Dale Steyn is the greatest fast bowler of all times. A number of batsmen and even the former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar said Steyn was among the best bowlers he had ever faced.
Steyn has announced his retirement from the red-ball cricket recently. Now, many cricketers around the globe would be relieved that they won’t have to face him anymore in test cricket. The New Zealand all-format skipper, Kane Williamson shared a picture, congratulating him on a great career.
He uploaded a picture of the autographed gear and wrote “The box @dalesteyncracked back in 2013 – OUCH! Kind of him to sign it after the match though Congratulations on an incredible Test career mate #steyn#alwayswearabox,”
Captain Kane Williamson and Steyn Gun have played against each other in seven Tests, 10 ODIs and one T20. Kane remembered an incident when he was hit on the abdomen guard by Steyn, who later went on to give an autograph on the cricket gear.
At that incident, Williamson is seen collapsing after the painful blow. Williamson said to Steyn – “I’m not going to apologize for that.”
The fast bowler represented South Africa in 93 Tests and took 439 wickets at an average of 22.95. He made his debut back in 2004 against England in Port Elizabeth and played his last Test at the very venue earlier this year against Sri Lanka in February.
His international career was beset with injuries owing to which he has been in and out of the national team. Earlier this year, he was injured while playing for RCB in IPL and was ruled out of the tournaments. Later on, with the shoulder injury, he has short-lived in the recently concluded World Cup.
Even though he announced his retirement, Steyn said that he wished to prolong his journey in T20I and ODI cricket.