Hashim Amla has announced he will retire from all forms of cricket. Amla scored 18672 runs in 349 international appearances.
Hashim Amla, the great South African hitter, has declared his retirement from all forms of the game. The 39-year-old had already proclaimed his retirement from international cricket, but he continued to play on the provincial circuit.
He appeared in 349 international matches for South Africa, scoring 18,672 runs across all three forms.
The top-order batsman scored 28 Test hundreds in 124 appearances and 27 one-day international tons. Regard as one of the greatest players to have represented South Africa. On July 22, 2012, the Durban-born cricketer became South Africa’s first triple-centurion, making 311 runs against England at The Oval.
The cricketer also played for Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) in the Indian Premier League before signing with Surrey for the 2019 season. He was a member of the squad’s leadership group and made a lot of runs in county cricket.
The cricketer thanked Surrey for the chance and wished them success in the future.
“I have fantastic recollections of the Oval ground and to finally leave it as a player fills me with profound gratitude for what has been. Thank you very much to Alec Stewart and the whole Surrey staff, players, and members for their help. The Surrey ship is conduct so professionally that any international player would consider it an honor to be a part of it. “I wish them the best of luck and many more trophies,” stated Amla.
Amla was so reliable in the South African starting XI after making his debut in 2004 that only Jacques Kallis has more Test runs than the veteran. He was a prominent member of the Proteas squad for many years. However he never won an ICC title during his time in South Africa.
Alec Stewart, who worked with Amla during his stay with Surrey, congratulated Amla following his announcement and also termed him ‘a real professional and a great of the game’.
“Hashim is a brilliant cricketer and a fantastic human being. On and off the field, he has been a tremendous resource for the squad to learn from. In addition to scoring important goals at crucial times, he has demonstrated a willingness to dig deep and do everything it takes to gain his side a win in close games.
“I can’t thank him enough for everything he’s done for Surrey, and I look up to him as an example to all young players of what a real professional looks like,” Stewart said.