Written byRajdeep Saha
The veteran pacer's career has been marred with injuries, as he decided to focus on ODIs and T20Is instead.
Steyn has been a legend of red-ball cricket and one of the greatest ever to grace the game.
Here we bring out the best career moments of Steyn.
439 Test wickets— ICC (@ICC) August 6, 2019
An average of 22.95
26 five wicket hauls
Five 10 wicket hauls
Thank you for the memories, Dale Steyn, and congratulations on an amazing Test career! pic.twitter.com/WM1kNrXPxM
In 2008, Steyn produced a superb display in Ahmedabad in the second Test match against India.
Steyn's 5/23 saw India score just 76 in the first innings.
They eventually lost by an innings and 90 runs.
In 2010, his career-best performance in Nagpur was a world class feat.
Steyn's reverse-swing bowling saw him take 7/51.
Indian batsmen had no answers to his offerings.
In 2013, Pakistan were bowled out for just 49 at the Wanderers.
The Asian side posted its lowest-ever Test score.
The Pakistani innings lasted 29.1 overs as the Proteas won the match by 211 runs in the end.
But the moment will forever belong to Steyn.
His superb figures of 8.1-6-8-6 was a delightful affair.
He ended with 11 wickets in that match.
On December 26, 2018, Steyn became the most successful Test bowler for South Africa.
The veteran fast bowler surpassed legend Shaun Pollock in terms of Test wickets.
He overcame Pollock's tally of 421 wickets during the Boxing Day Test versus Pakistan.
Steyn's good length ball was too much for Fakhar Zaman, who managed to edge the same to Dean Elgar.
In 2008, Steyn was the leading wicket-taker with 74 wickets in Test cricket.
This was one of the best moments of his illustrious career.
Steyn was gigantic that year and the energy he produced was notable.
SA won a historic series England (first in 43 years), the first series win in Australia and also drew the Test series in India.
Steyn was unstoppable at the MCG against the mighty Aussies.
This was arguably his best Test match performance.
Besides spells of 5/87 and 5/67, he also produced a valiant batting display with a 76-run knock.
He dictated the show with his sheer pace, control and swing.
Steyn tore the Australians apart and helped set up South Africa's first series win Down Under.
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