Dale Steyn

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Birthday
27, 1983
Birthplace
Phalaborwa, South Africa
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
27, 1983 (age 35)
Birthplace
Phalaborwa, South Africa

About

South African fast bowler who represented the South African national team and played for the Cape Cobras. A prolific wicket-taker, his 41.4 career strike rate in Tests set a record among bowlers with at least 10,000 deliveries.

Before Fame

He enjoyed bass fishing as a child before discovering cricket at eleven years of age.

Trivia

He recorded his 400th Test match wicket in only his 80th game, tied with Richard Hadlee and slower than only Muttiah Muralitharan, who achieved the feat in 72 games. He made a cameo in the movie Blended, featuring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.

Family Life

He married Jeanne Kietzmann in 2011.

Associated With

He became the second South African, after Shaun Pollock, to record 400 Test Wickets. He broke Allan Donald's South African career record for five-wicket hauls.