India’s former medium-pacer Sudeep Tyagi has heaped praise on South African speedster, Dale Steyn and named him the best fast bowler in international cricket. Steyn is indeed one of the greatest-ever fast bowlers to grace the field of cricket.
His statistics in international cricket bear testament to his greatness. The veteran pace spearhead has clinched a total of 439 wickets in Test cricket, a feat fast bowlers dream of achieving. In August 2019, Steyn had announced retirement from the multi-day format to set focus on limited-overs leg.
In the ODIs, Steyn has scalped a total of 196 wickets at an average of 25.95. In the shortest format of the game, i.e. T20Is, Dale Steyn has clinched 64 wickets at an incredible average of 18.35. Steyn has been none short of a phenomenon in world cricket.
Now, former Indian medium-pacer Sudeep Tyagi has acknowledged his greatness and heaped praise on the veteran South-African.
Sudeep Tyagi Names Dale Steyn As The Best Ever Fast Bowler
Speaking exclusively to CricketAddictor.com, Tyagi said, “Dale Steyn was my idol growing up. I used to admire him a lot in my initial days of cricket, I still do. I think Dale Steyn is the best-ever fast bowler in international cricket.”
Dale Steyn Has Been A Phenomenon In International Cricket
During the 2007/08 season, Steyn achieved a tally of 78 wickets at an average of 16.24 and was subsequently rewarded with the ICC 2008 Test Cricketer of the Year Award. He was named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2013, and Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for the year 2013 in 2014’s Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.
Steyn dominated the number one spot in the ICC Test rankings during the peak of his career, for a record 263 weeks between 2008 and 2014. Steyn has spent 2,356 days at the top as of 6 October 2016, the most by any bowler since World War II.
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