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South Africa opener Hashim Amla announced retirement, After service of 15 years


On Tuesday, South African right-handed opening batsman Hashim Amla had announced retirement from international cricket. But he will continue to play domestic cricket and T20 leagues.

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.

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.

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.

FormatMatchRunAverage50100Highest Score
One day181811349.473927159
Test124928246.414128311 *
T2044127733.618097 *

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 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.


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