Happy Birthday Dale Steyn: All-time great South African pacer turns 37


Happy  Birthday Dale Steyn! The legendary South African fast bowler is celebrating his 37th birthday today (June 27).

Regarded as the one among the all-time greats of the sport , Dale Steyn isn’t just an idea but also a phenomena who captured the imagination of the planet together with his pace, swing, and fiery attitude on the sector .

Dale Steyn is probably the most-complete fast bowler of this generation. Frequent injuries throughout his career meant he couldn’t achieve the type of numbers that he could have but even then his statistics remain one among the simplest within the business.

Steyn played 93 Test matches for South Africa before announcing his retirement from the longest format to prolong his limited-overs career in international cricket.

Steyn picked 439 wickets in red-ball cricket while in 125 ODIs and 47 T20Is he has grabbed 196 and 64 wickets, respectively. Steyn is that the highest wicket-taker in Tests for the Proteas and therefore the 2nd-highest overall for the country in international cricket with 697 wickets, behind former captain Shaun Pollock (823).

Overall Steyn is that the 8th-highest wicket taker in Tests but the 3rd-best average among the top-10 bowlers on the list at 22.95 with 26 five-wicket hauls and 5 10-wicket hauls.

He holds the record for topping the ICC rankings for bowlers in Test cricket for the longest amount of your time at 263 weeks. Between 2008 and 2014, Steyn lspent a record 2,356 days at the highest of the bowlers rankings in Test cricket.

265 international appearances
699 wickets

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