Dale Steyn Likely To Retire From T20s After T20 World Cup

Dale Steyn Likely To Retire From T20s After T20 World Cup

Legendary South African pacer Dale Steyn is likely to call time on his international career after this year's ICC T20 World Cup in Australia. However, he is still committed to serving South Africa's limited-overs side until then. Incidentally, Steyn retired from Test cricket in August last year in the wake consistent injuries. 

Meanwhile, Steyn, who has not featured for the Proteas in the last 11 months, has made a comeback for the three-match T20I series against England. The veteran fast bowler, who had a good outing in the Mzansi Super League and Big Bash League, will be keen to stake his claim for the T20 World Cup in the upcoming series against the Poms. 

Dale Steyn. Credit: Getty Images

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Speaking ahead of the series, Dale Steyn was hesitant when asked if he would like to prolong his limited-overs' run until the 2021 edition of the competition. The fast bowler is keen to go hard in this edition and reassess his future at the end of this year. 

"Is there another T20 World Cup? Next year? Wow, that's short-lived. So if we win it, we only win for a year," Steyn said in East London. "This one would be a nice one to go to and then finish off and reassess after the end of this year and then I will kind of figure out what I want to do," he added. 

Furthermore, Dale Steyn confirmed that he will continue playing cricket till he has the ability to fox batsmen and get the better of them. Steyn has been the greatest South African pacer in a long time and was a nightmare to the batters during his prime. In conclusion, Steyn expressed that he will hang his boots when he doesn't feel that urge to go out and beat his opponent. 

Dale Steyn. Credit: Getty Images

"As long as that drive is there to still play at the highest level, and get batters out and fox them and outsmart them and all that kind of stuff if I can do that, I am going to continue to do that. And then once I can't do that anymore, well once I decide that I don't want to do it anymore, then I'll be done," he signed off.

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