‘Best bowler I faced throughout my career’ – Shane Watson wishes Dale Steyn for completing a super successful career
Steyn ruled international cricket with his power-packed performances for 17 years.
Updated - Aug 31, 2021 7:46 pm
The cricketing fraternity has been pouring wishes in large numbers ever since one of the greatest pacers of all time, Dale Steyn, drew the curtain on his international career. Steyn, who is deemed as one of the most celebrated pacers of South Africa, bid adieu to the longest format of the game in 2019 itself. However, he kept himself open for the limited-over games and finally announced retirement on August 31, 2021.
Various cricketers have flooded him with congratulatory messages and referred to him as the greatest of all time. In the latest turn of events, former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson joined the bandwagon and said, Steyn, has to be the best bowler he faced in his entire career. Watson even lauded the Protea pacer for being super kind outside the field.
“Have to say, @DaleSteyn62 was consistently the best bowler I faced throughout my career. I feel like he never bowled me a bad ball. Such a fierce competitor on the field, but such a sweet and super kind person off it. Enjoy the fruits of retirement. You deserve it mate,” tweeted Watson.
Shane Watson calls Dale Steyn a fierce competitor
I have to say, @DaleSteyn62 was consistently the best bowler I faced throughout my career. I feel like he never bowled me a bad ball. Such an fierce competitor on the field, but such a sweet and super kind person off it. Enjoy the fruits of retirement. You deserve it mate. 👊🏼👊🏼 https://t.co/N2qa5KLXLG
— Shane Watson (@ShaneRWatson33) August 31, 2021
As soon as Steyn announced his retirement through his official Twitter handle, his teammate and legendary cricketer AB de Villiers came up to wish him for completing a super successful career. Former Pakistan pacer and one of the best in business Wasim Akram also congratulated Steyn. Though Steyn’s career remained marred with various injuries, he left no stone unturned to shine at the highest level and picked 699 international wickets in his sparkling career of 17 years.
AB de Villiers and Wasim Akram tweet on Steyn’s retirement
“Great player, great man, amazing memories! U picked a good song to sign off my bud. Legend forever!” tweeted AB de Villiers
“Bittersweet” is the right way, to sum up, a great fast bowler’s career, @DaleSteyn62 We have witnessed a fierce bowler in you, whose bowling feats will inspire the future generations. Congratulations on a wonderful career buddy and best wishes for whatever you do in the future,” tweeted Akram on Dale Steyn’s retirement.