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Dale Steyn was born on 27-06-1983 in Phalaborwa, Limpopo, South Africa. He’s a South African Cricket Player. He’s also acted in a Hollywood film as an actor.
|Other Name:||Dale Willem Steyn, Steyn Remover, Steyn Gun, Phalaborwa Express|
|Other Professions:||Film Actor|
Dale Steyn Biography, Relationship & Career
Dale Steyn is arguably among the most feared fast bowlers that world cricket has seen. His pace together with swing was the main weapon that has helped him get 400+ test wickets at an average of 23. His signature out swinging deliveries that he bowled at over 150K/s was the most soothing sight that he’s served his fans in prosperity.
He didn’t have a great debut but rubbing shoulders with legends like Shaun Pollock and Makhaya Ntini has huge assistance to him. In the first stage of his career, he had been used only in Tests and made his ODI debut after he had been included in the Africa XI squad for the series against Asia XI. He was initially used as a home weapon since he didn’t tour much with the side. However, it was hard to leave him aside and soon after the retirement of veteran fast bowlers Shaun Pollock and Makhaya Ntini, he started spearheading the bowling attack for South Africa. He also became the fastest South African to take 100 Test Wickets and third fastest to 250 wickets of time.
He was at his powerful best in England and helped South Africa register a test series win in England in 2012. He was the highest wicket-taker in that series. In ODI’s as well. He had his share of his 200 ODI wickets have come at an economy rate of less than 5 in an era where scores of 300+ are chased continuously. He due to his skills were always in demand at the IPL auctions during the initial phase of his career. He’s played for RCB in the first three seasons and then played for the Hyderabad franchise for the next few years. He then played Gujarat Lions for 2 decades. He went unsold in 201 IPL participant auctions and participated in IPL in 2019 after he had been signed in as a replacement of Nathan Coulter Nile by RCB.
As soon as his age started catching up, he too had a fair share of injuries and because of that, he missed out on plenty of cricket after ICC World Cup 2015. He made a comeback to the side before the ICC 2019 World Cup and will be expecting to receive his team over the line for the first time in the mega event.
He was born to Willem Steyn. He’s married to actress Jeanne Kietzmann because of 2011.
Body Measurements of Dale Steyn
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
Personal Info of Dale Steyn
|Home Town||Phalaborwa, Transvaal Province|
|Address||Pretoria, South Africa|
|School||Merensky High School, Tzaneen, South Africa|
|Net worth||$10 Million|
Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Dale Steyn
- He had been included in South Africa's test squad after playing only 8 first-class matches.
- He holds the record for bowling the fastest delivery in IPL when he clocked one delivery at 156.2 Kmph whilst playing for RCB.
- He made a cameo in the movie Blended, including Adam Sandler.
- He holds the record for the joint 2nd fastest 400 wickets in Test cricket. He shares this accomplishment along with Richard Hadlee and the two of them had their 400th scalp in the 80th Test. They are behind mythical Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan who achieved this feat in 72 Tests.
- For five years in a row, he was ICC NO. 1 ranked Test fast bowler.