#BreakingNews @amlahash today called time on one of the great international careers of the modern era when he announced his retirement from all formats of international cricket. He will continue to be available for domestic cricket as well as the Mzansi Super League. #AmlaRetires pic.twitter.com/l9qgnt0661— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) August 8, 2019
Amla is the second most effective and great South African player who ended his career in this week following from the Dale Steyn who retired on Tuesday.
#SportsNews @OfficialCSA 🇿🇦opening batsman @amlahash announced retirement from all forms of cricket on Thursday— Sport In Genes (@SportInGenes) August 9, 2019
55 #centuries#SouthAfrican the only batsman to score a triple century in Test#AmlaRetires #ThankYouHash #ProteaFire pic.twitter.com/0rICqYOR5x
The 36 years-old Hashim Amla has played 124 Test, 181 One-Day-International and 44 Twenty20 International matches.
Amla accumulates 9282 with an average of 46.64 included 28 hundred and 41 half-centuries, While in the ODI format he amassed 8113 runs at an average of 49.46 with 27 centuries and 39 half-centuries.
In the short format Amal has managed to score 127 runs with an average of 33.60 included of 8 fifties.
You have served your country with great distinction and been a source of inspiration for many youngsters @amlahash! Wishing you a wonderful retired life. Good luck my friend. pic.twitter.com/U7OeLwWFtk— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 9, 2019
Amala made his test debut in 2004 against India in Kolkata, and his ODI and T20I debuts in 2005 and 2009 respectively.
Amala has created many records during his international career. He is the only South African batsman who has scored a triple century in the Test was their second-highest run-scorer in the Test format, with the Jacques Kallis ahead. Amla has held the record for doing the fastest ever to 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000 and 7000 ODI runs.
Amla appeared his last International match for South Africa in the World Cup 2019 game against Sri Lanka where he made an unbeaten 80. Moreover, he had a poor World Cup with the only 203 runs in seven innings.
The mighty # @amlahash … The Father figure of our team. So much wisdom , so much humility , always a smile on ur face and has been the rock of the batting line up for as long as I can remember. Well done on ur legendary career bud. THANK YOU !!! We definitely gonna miss you pic.twitter.com/ILwp12URER— Faf Du Plessis (@faf1307) August 9, 2019
The highest average of openers in ODIs:
58.18 Rohit Sharma*
49.89 Hashim Amla
48.29 Sachin Tendulkar
46.08 Brian Lara
46.04 Tillakaratne Dilshan
Amla said statement on Thursday “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 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 teammates 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,”
Gets Tribute from Legends like, Sachin Tendulkar, Mohammad Kaif, AB de Villiers, Shaun Pollock, etc.
Unreal career @amlahash ! So many doubted u early on, but your fighting spirit, humility & incredible one of a kind talent took u to the top of the mountain and ultimately to one of the best players in the world and… https://t.co/LVxSIdeCoQ— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) August 8, 2019
Congratulations to Hashim Amla on a fantastic international career..what an amazing journey it has been since seeing you for the first time in the Kingsmead nets in the late 90’s… well done..respect..🏏👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 @amlahash— Shaun Pollock (@7polly7) August 8, 2019
First time I played against @amlahash was in u-19 World Cup in New Zealand.showed the glimpse of his class by playing an outstanding inning against us,surely he finished his international career by being one of the greats of South African cricket.Happy #retirement brother #amla— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) August 8, 2019
The great #HashimAmla has surprised the world with his announcement to retire from all forms of cricket, what a legend & what a great human being & great brand ambassador of the game respect to you wish you best of luck ..— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) August 8, 2019