Cricket South Africa: Hashim Amla Announces Retirement 

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SOUTH AFRICA: Hashim Amla one of the living legends of the sports of cricket has announced his retire from international cricket. 

Having had an exceptional career spanning over 15 years, Hashim Amla is regarded as one of the most dependable cum stylish batsman of South African team. Having had an impressive record, some his achievements are: 

– Played 349 matches in all formats of cricket.

– Scored in total 18,000 runs in all formats.

– Centuries scored in total: 55 (28 centuries in Tests, 27 centuries in ODIs).

 – Test Cricket: 9,282 runs with an  average of 46.64 in 124 matches.

– One Day Internationals – 8,113 at an average fo 49.46 in 181 matches. 

– 4 double centuries In Tests. 

– Highest Test score of 311 not out against England at The Oval in 2012.

The star player has decided to retire from all formats of international cricket, however, will play domestic cricket including Mzansi Super League.

Hashim Amla’s statement released by Cricket South Africa on Thursday – 8th August 2019:

Firstly, all Glory and thanks to the (GOD) 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 called #proteafire. 

I would like to thank my parents for their prayers, love and support, it is their shadow over me that enabled me to play for years under the Protea sun.

Also, My family, friends and agent, my team mates and every member of the support staff throughout this incredible journey. A heartfelt thank you to every one of you!

The fans for energizing me when times were tough, and for celebrating with me when we succeeded together. Siyabonga South Africa!

And, of course, a very special thanks to the President and the Board at Cricket South Africa – not forgetting the Chief Executive, Thabang Moroe, and his administrative team. I really appreciate all the opportunities and am truly grateful.

 Love and peace.

– Hashim

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