Proteas coach Ottis Gibson believes veteran fast bowler Dale Steyn has earned the right to "design" his "own exit" from the international game when he feels it is time to retire.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Wednesday congratulated fast bowler Dale Steyn on becoming the Proteas outright leading Test match wicket-taker of all time.
Proteas fast bowler Dale Steyn enters the first Test against Pakistan in Centurion on the cusp of becoming the most successful South African Test bowler of all time.
Cape Town Blitz fast bowler Anrich Nortje has already started picking up information from his hero, Dale Steyn, even though the Proteas paceman only joined the squad in the last week.
Proteas captain Faf du Plessis said it was good to have the "x-factor" of fast bowler Dale Steyn back in the ODI side as they made a winning start to their series in Australia.
Proteas coach Ottis Gibson is happy with the progress that Dale Steyn had made from his injury and is confident the fast bowler will be ready for the first Test against Sri Lanka that starts on Thursday.
Fast bowler Dale Steyn will make his long-awaited return to the Proteas Test squad for the two-match series to be played against Sri Lanka next month.