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The Dale Steyn-Hashim Amla legacy

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  • Dale Steyn and Hashim Amla announced their Test and international retirements just two days apart. Let's take a look at their phenomenal journeys.
    Dale Steyn and Hashim Amla announced their Test and international retirements just two days apart. Let's take a look at their phenomenal journeys.
  • The Beginning: Steyn made his debut against England in December 2004; Amla burst onto the scene in November of the same year
    The Beginning: Steyn made his debut against England in December 2004; Amla burst onto the scene in November of the same year
  • The Statement: Steyn returned his first five-wicket haul against Sri Lanka in 2006; Amla notched up his first hundred against New Zealand in the same year
    The Statement: Steyn returned his first five-wicket haul against Sri Lanka in 2006; Amla notched up his first hundred against New Zealand in the same year
  • The Rise: Steyn climbed to the top of MRF Tyres ICC Test Rankings for Bowlers for the first time in April 2008; Amla did the same in the batting charts in February 2013
    The Rise: Steyn climbed to the top of MRF Tyres ICC Test Rankings for Bowlers for the first time in April 2008; Amla did the same in the batting charts in February 2013
  • The Mastery: Steyn went on to remain No.1 for an unprecedented 263 weeks; Amla became the fastest batsman to each 1000-run mark from 2000 to 7000 in ODIs
    The Mastery: Steyn went on to remain No.1 for an unprecedented 263 weeks; Amla became the fastest batsman to each 1000-run mark from 2000 to 7000 in ODIs
  • The Legacy: The duo was a crucial part of the core that helped South Africa ascend to the top ranking in all three formats
    The Legacy: The duo was a crucial part of the core that helped South Africa ascend to the top ranking in all three formats
  • The Swansong: They played their last games against Sri Lanka: Steyn in Tests in 2019, Amla in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019
    The Swansong: They played their last games against Sri Lanka: Steyn in Tests in 2019, Amla in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019