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South Africa vs India 2013-14: Dale Steyn ‘terribly sad’ over Jacques Kallis’s retirement

Dale Steyn came back strongly in Durban after registering his worst Test figures in Johannesburg © Getty Images
Dale Steyn came back strongly in Durban after registering his worst Test figures in Johannesburg © Getty Images

 

Johannesburg: Dec 29, 2013

 

South African fast bowler Dale Steyn has revealed that he almost had a ”tear in his eye” when he realised that his teammate Jacques Kallis was being serious on the subject of his retirement from the longest form of the game.

 

Steyn had returned figures of 6 for 100 to help dismiss India for 334 in the second and final Test at Kingsmead on Friday in what would be the last match in the purest format of the game for Kallis.

 

According to Sport24, Steyn said that he is quite close with Kallis and as such, is used to the all-rounder joking with things like that, adding that although he always knew in his heart that Kallis would retire, he was ”terribly sad” when the actual announcement was made.

 

Steyn said the Test had taken on a very different atmosphere following Kallis’ decision, saying that Test star is more talkative than he was in the past, adding that he believes that Kallis is just enjoying his last moments of being in the dressing room wearing the whites.

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