South African opener, Hashim Amla announced retirement from all forms of international cricket.

In his career, Hashim Amla played 124 tests and 181 One Day International (ODI) matches for South Africa. He represented the country in 44 T20 international as well. Amla played for South Africa during the World Cup 2019. Confirming Amla’s decision, Cricket South Africa tweeted, “@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 crickets. He will continue to be available for domestic cricket as well as the Mzansi Super league.”

Throughout his career, Amla collected 9,282 runs in 215 innings of 124 test matches at an average of 46.64. He also notched up 28 centuries and four double hundreds.

He started his career as test batsman but he had a tremendous career in one day cricket. He concluded with 8,113 runs, with the help of 27 centuries and 39 half-centuries in 181 matches.

Amla, however, failed to impress in the World Cup 2019 as he managed only 203 runs in seven league stage matches, with the highest score being 80 not out against Sri Lanka in their last match.

Amla is the second South African cricketer to announce his retirement inside three days as fast bowler Dale Steyn had called time on his test career on Monday.

Source: NDTV Sports


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