Dale Steyn reveals his favourite cricketer and best cricketing memory

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Having attained the number one position in the ICC Test Rankings for a record 263 weeks, Dale Steyn is one of the greatest fast bowlers South Africa has ever produced. The South Africa fast bowler is the leading wicket-taker for South Africa in test matches.

In 93 test matches, Steyn has claimed 439 wickets at a stellar average of 22.95. He took his retirement from the longest format on 5th August 2019.

While Steyn has announced his retirement in test cricket, he is a prominent member in the limited over’s squad. The South African cricketer has represented the side in 125 one-day internationals and 47 T20s.

Meanwhile, in a recent video shared by Tetra Pak Pakistan, Steyn was asked about his favourite cricketer. To this, Steyn didn’t think twice to call AB de Villiers as his favourite cricketer.


“What jumps to my mind is Ab de Villiers. He is my favourite cricketer. He is an incredible batter and a good friend.” he said.

The South African cricketer was also asked about his favourite cricket memory to which he rated South Africa’s maiden test series win in Australia at the top.

“Favourite cricket memory is probably South Africa’s first test win in Australia. We won the first test in Perth and then we won the second one in Melbourne to win the series for the first time in Australia. That’s probably my favourite cricketing memory.”

Earlier, Dale Steyn also expressed his disappointment for not witnessing a single cricket match across the globe due to Coronavirus outbreak.

“It is actually such a pity that everything is being blocked off, because in a country like South Africa, where we have all of our problems from the past – culture, religion, ethnic backgrounds – the one thing that brings everybody together is the sport,” Steyn told ‘ESPNCricinfo’.

“But now at the moment, you don’t have that. In South Africa, we kind of like looking for things that unite people in big, big groups. When you don’t have sport, it’s like, oh, what do we fall back onto?