SPORTS DAY: Dale Steyn hangs up Test whites

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SPORTS DAY: Dale Steyn hangs up Test whites

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SA great Dale Steyn retires from Tests

Dale Steyn, one of the great fast bowlers of the modern era, announced his retirement from Test cricket on Monday in a bid to extend his longevity in the shorter forms of the game. Steyn, who made his international debut against England in 2004 and last played a Test in February against Sri Lanka, is still contracted in the white-ball form of the game for the 2019/20 season and therefore remains available for SA in one-day internationals and T20s. “Today I walk away from a format of the game I love so much,” said the 36-year-old, SA’s leading Test wicket-taker of all time and one of the top 10 in the history of the game. “It’s terrible to consider never playing another Test again but what’s more terrifying is the thought of never playing again at all. So I will be focusing on ODIs and T20s for the rest of my career to maximise my full potential and ensure my longevity in this sport.” Cricket SA chief executive Thabang Moroe hailed Steyn as “undoubtedly one of the all-time greats of cricket”...

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