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Pakistan great Shoaib Akhtar heaped praise on legendary South Africa pace demon Dale Steyn, saying he was the “last of the great fast bowlers of my era”.
This comes after Steyn announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
Akhtar added that it was “always a treat to watch” to watch Steyn in action as he was a “great athlete”.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) August 31, 2021
“Last of the great fast bowlers of my era Dale Steyn bids goodbye to the sport. Always a treat to watch. Great athlete. Good luck for future endeavors,” the Rawalpindi Express said on Twitter.
Steyn finishes his illustrious career as South Africa’s highest wicket-taker in Test cricket with 439 wickets in 93 Tests at an average of 22.95.
He also claimed 196 wickets in 125 ODIs at an average of 25.95.
As for his T20 International career, the 38-year-old picked up 64 wickets in 47 games at an average of 18.35.