They were like two peas in a pod over the last few years when opening the bowling for the Proteas, and now the dream combo of Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander is no more.
Steyn announced his retirement from Test and all other first-class cricket on Monday after an illustrious career.
He became the leading wicket-taker for the Proteas in the longest format of the game with 439 scalps at a superb average of 22.95 and an even better strike-rate of 42.3.
The 36-year-old paceman will still play ODI and limited-overs cricket, with the likely target being the T20 World Cup late next year.
Philander took to Instagram to share his feelings about Steyn’s decision.