Twitter was abuzz with praise for Dale Steyn after the news filtered through that the Proteas’ all-time leading Test wicket-taker was retiring from the long format of the game.
READ: Steyn calls time on Test career
The greatest of his generation. Stats don’t lie and @DaleSteyn62 test stats is the best . I know how much test cricket means to you bud and how badly you still wanted to achieve more . Hopefully we will still see a lot of this action. # pic.twitter.com/qMglFgfZ9U
— Faf Du Plessis (@faf1307) August 5, 2019
Had the privilege of sharing in a few of those 93 caps. Absolute Rolls Royce of your generation. Congrats on a fantastic Test career @DaleSteyn62 Feet up now, save those legs for the @CT_Blitz
— Ashwell Prince (@ashyp_5) August 5, 2019
Cricket South Africa chief executive Thabang Moroe paid tribute to South Africa’s all-time leading Test wicket-taker @DaleSteyn62, who retired from the longer format on Monday.https://t.co/2KXsnzLzip
— SA Cricket magazine (@SACricketmag) August 5, 2019
Without a shadow of a doubt the best bowler I’ve played with in every condition Besides the skill he was the probably the coolest fast bowler around Welcome to the real world @DaleSteyn62 #legend Loved every minute of how you played your heart out for our country
— Robin John Peterson (@robbie13flair) August 5, 2019
What an athlete,bowler and overall nutter @DaleSteyn62 ! From your first test match I knew you were something special and your numbers back that up perfectly. Your bouncer wasn’t slow either congrats
— Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) August 5, 2019
Congrats @DaleSteyn62 on a wonderful Test career. Always knew you were in a battle batting against him and one you would do very well not to lose!
— Matt Prior (@MattPrior13) August 5, 2019
@DaleSteyn62 thanks for the incredible hours of watching you bowl so pure so rare so graceful may the next chapter of your life be filled with happiness and pure delight
— jeremy fredericks (@rhinocricket) August 5, 2019
That beautiful action,that incredible away swinger,that fire that burns inside,those eyes.That’s the phenomenal @DaleSteyn62 You will he missed……..
— Vincent Barnes (@VincentBarnes50) August 5, 2019
With Dale Steyn announcing his retirement from Test cricket, here’s every wicket he took on Aussie soil. Legend. pic.twitter.com/1pScSNhp8X
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) August 5, 2019