Dale Steyn

Dale Steyn

Name Dale Steyn
Player Type Fast Bowler
Date of Birth 27th June 1983
Father’s Name Schalk Steyn
Birthplace Phalaborwa, South Africa
Career Starting Date 17th December 2004 (Test debut)
Career Retirement Date 28th August 2019 (Test) / 5th August 2019 (ODI) / 26th March 2019 (T20)
Matches Played 93 Tests, 125 ODIs, 47 T20s
Centuries 0 (Test), 0 (ODI)
Half Centuries 5 (Test), 4 (ODI)
Ducks 19 (Test), 27 (ODI)
Nervous Nineties 1 (Test), 0 (ODI)
Wickets 439 (Test), 196 (ODI)
Captainship in Matches 13 ODIs
Man of the Matches 26 (Test), 10 (ODI), 4 (T20)

Biography: Dale Steyn, born on 27th June 1983 in Phalaborwa, South Africa, is one of the most lethal fast bowlers in the history of cricket. Known for his raw pace, pinpoint accuracy, and ability to swing the ball both ways, Steyn struck fear into the hearts of batsmen around the world.

He made his Test debut on 17th December 2004 and went on to become South Africa’s leading wicket-taker in Test matches. Steyn announced his Test retirement on 28th August 2019, ODI retirement on 5th August 2019, and T20 retirement on 26th March 2019.

Throughout his illustrious career, Steyn played 93 Test matches, 125 ODIs, and 47 T20s. As a lower-order batsman, he showed some resilience but didn’t score a century. He managed 5 half-centuries in Test matches and 4 in ODIs but also faced 19 ducks in Tests and 27 in ODIs.

Steyn’s bowling records are awe-inspiring, with 439 wickets in Test matches and 196 in ODIs. His ability to pick up crucial wickets, especially in challenging conditions, made him the spearhead of South Africa’s bowling attack for years.

While he had a nervous ninety score once in Tests, he never reached the 90s in ODIs. Steyn also took on the responsibility of leading the team as captain in 13 ODIs.

His impactful performances earned him numerous “Man of the Match” awards – 26 in Tests, 10 in ODIs, and 4 in T20s, highlighting his match-winning abilities.

World Records:

Note: As of my last update in September 2021, here are some of Dale Steyn’s world records across formats:

World Records Record
Fastest South African bowler to take 100 Test wickets Achieved in 20 matches (joint record with Hugh Tayfield)
Most Test wickets for South Africa away from home 92 wickets

Please note that these records might have changed or been broken after September 2021.

Brand Endorsements: Dale Steyn’s reputation as a world-class fast bowler and his popularity in the cricketing world made him an attractive choice for various brands. His aggressive style of bowling and impactful performances on the field made him a sought-after brand ambassador. While I do not have access to the specific details of his brand endorsements beyond September 2021, it is safe to assume that Dale Steyn had numerous brand partnerships during his cricketing career and post-retirement. His strong presence and impact in the cricketing world made him a valuable asset for brands, contributing to his status as a cricketing icon and commercial personality.

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