Dale Steyn Retirement: Other Than Cricket, the South African Pacer Has a Great Passion for Surfing and These Photos Are A Proof!
Dale Steyn (Photo Credits: Instagram/ Dale Steyn )

South African cricketer Dale Steyn turned down the curtains on his Test career. The 36-year-old cricketer will be only concentrating on ODIs and T20s in future. The legendary pacer, who made in debut in 2004 against England, proved to be a deadly nightmare for many top-level batsmen in the past. Steyn is a great player on the cricket field, but the South African sportsman has a big life outside cricket too. Steyn is a man of many adventures and his love for surfing is something which is known to all the cricket fans. Dale Steyn Retires from Test Cricket: Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers and Others Congratulate ‘Pace Machine’ on an Incredible Career. 

The pacer called Test cricket the best version of the game in his retirement message but looks like surfing is the best adventure of his life. When not on the cricket duty, Steyn spends a lot of time doing surfing and also shares moments of his surfing time on social media. Steyn’s Instagram account is full of pictures of surfing and the photos clearly state that surfing makes the South African pacer too happy. Below are some of the photos of the same.

Surfing is Great

 

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Sunset stroll

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Surfing - A Passion for Steyn

 

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Get up, stand up. Stand up for your wave. 🎶 🇯🇲

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Surfing is Fun

 

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Turns out I’ve been practicing longboarding for years, I just didn’t know it. #noesandtoes #fastbowler #toestothenose

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Surfing in the Sea!

 

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Have a great weekend everyone 🌍

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It's Time for Surfing

 

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Berg, Logs of fun 🏄 . . . 📷 @beatdabeatt #log #longboarding

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Although cricket is the first love for the South African bowler, surfing is surely his passion. Steyn has undertaken surfing in multiple countries and Australia, India, Sri Lanka and Barbados are some of the places where the former no. 1 Test bowler has planned his surfing outings. Steyn has also shared many videos of his surfing skills on the internet. He also did an interview during Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2016 where he undertook surfing and expressed his love for the adventure sport. Steyn believes that surfing helps to maintain fitness a lot. Below is the video where Steyn opens up about his love for surfing.

Surfing With Steyn!

Steyn has also got company by some other cricketers in his surfing plans in the past. In 2015, he went on surfing in Vishakhapatnam, India and New Zealand cricketer Kane Williamson accompanied him for the adventure. He had shared the moment of the event on his Instagram. Have a look.

Surfers duo! 

Other than surfing, Steyn also likes to do mountain climbing, fishing and underwater swimming. Some other photos of his Instagram also give a glimpse of these activities which the right-handed pacer loves to do. These things totally prove that Steyn is not an indoor person at all. While many cricketers visit lovely places and attend lavish parties when not on the cricket field, for Steyn, it is surfing which is a crucial part of his off-field life.