The Legendary Hashim Amla Retires from International Cricket

South African modern great, Hashim Amla, has announced retirement from international cricket.

The 36-year-old has enjoyed an illustrious career and set a number of world records in his playing career.

The right-handed opening batsman was the fastest to 2,000, 3,000, 4,000, 5,000, 6,000 and 7,000 ODI runs with 27 centuries – the most by a South African – in 181 matches. He has scored more than 8,000 ODI runs and the only milestones for which he doesn’t have the record i.e. 1,000 and 8,000 are owned by Imam-ul-Haq and Virat Kohli respectively.

In 124 Tests, he has 9,282 runs with 28 tons as well. He is the only Protea batsman to score a triple century in the longest format of the game.

He was one of the finest batsmen of the modern era, offering plenty of moments to cherish for the cricket fans in a career that lasted over 15 years.

Firstly, all Glory and thanks to the Almighty for granting me this Proteas journey which has been nothing but a joy and privilege. I learnt many lessons during this incredible ride, made many friends and most importantly shared in the love of a brotherhood.

In his statement, he concluded by saying ‘Love and Peace’ which all but highlights his humble nature and love for the game.

Twitter Says Farewell to the Legend

From ICC to players, all are saying goodbye to one of the greatest batsmen to grace the game.

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