South African all-rounder Hashim Amla has said goodbye to international cricket. Hashim Amla, 39, said, “I thank all the players and team members for their support. Also, I wish the team all the best for many more achievements.” Let us tell you that Amla was the second batsman to score the most Test runs for South Africa.
Amla scored 9,282 runs in 124 Tests at an average of 46.64. He is second only to Jacques Kallis’ 13,206, he scored 18,672 runs across all formats for South Africa from 2004 to 2019.
During this he scored 27 ODI centuries. No South African batsman has been able to break this record yet. He has played for Kings XI Punjab in IPL.
He has record for scoring triple century in test –
It may be noted that in 2012, Amla scored an unbeaten 311 against England at The Oval. This is the highest Test score by a South African batsman. He was part of the Surrey team that won the County Championship in 2022.
Amla scored 8113 runs in 181 One Day Internationals at 49.46. At the same time, scored 1277 runs in 44 T20 Internationals at an average of 33.60. Amla scored 19,521 runs in first class cricket career.
Former England captain Alec Stewart, who worked with Amla at Surrey County Cricket Club, described him as a great of the game. He said: “Everyone at Surrey County Cricket Club will be saddened by Hashim’s retirement, but we all appreciate an outstanding career. Hashim is a fantastic cricketer and a wonderful person. He has been a constant presence for the team on and off the field.” Well, young cricketers learned a lot from him.”