Hashim Amla, the former South Africa captain, announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Earlier this week, his countryman Dale Steyn hung his boots in Test cricket. Amla, however, will be available for domestic cricket. His next assignment is Mzansi Super League 2019.
Amla made his international debut back in 2004, in a Test against India. His true potential, however, was revealed in a spectacular knock of 149 runs against New Zealand two years later. Ever since, Amla attained many highs. One of the many being the only South African to score a triple-hundred in the format. To further glorify him, the innings came in England, against the likes of James Anderson and Stuart Broad. In all, Amla accumulated 9,282 runs at 46.6 in 124 Tests.
It took Amla 4 years to enter ODI cricket after making his debut in Tests. His classy technique misguided everyone into thinking that he won’t make it big as a limited-overs batsman. Be that as it may. He became the fastest to 2,000, 3000, 4,000, 5,000, 6,000, and 7,000 ODI runs.
In all, Amla has 55 hundreds in international cricket.
In a statement, Amla said, “I would like to thank the fans for energising me when times were tough, and for celebrating with me when we succeeded together. Siyabonga South Africa!”
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