South African batsman Hashim Amla retires from international cricket

New Delhi: South African star batsman Hashim Amla on Thursday made a shocking announcement to retire from all formats of international cricket.
The 36-year-old enjoyed an illustrious career on the biggest stage and became one of the best international batsmen of his time.
His retirement soon ended after another SA legend Dale Steyn Edieu in Test cricket.
In a 15-year-long career, Amla played 349 matches and scored over 18,000 runs. Amala set several world records during her international career.
During this year’s World Cup cricket, he became the second fastest player to score 8,000 runs in the history of One Day International.
He scored 490 runs only once in India’s two-match Test series in 2010 and scored a century in both innings of the second match, following his already unbeaten double century and earned Man of the Series honors in both 2012. Test and ODI series in England.
His 196-run innings against Australia in Perth in the same year earned him the Man of the Match award and was a significant contribution to the Proteas series-winning performance. This resulted in him becoming the world’s No.1 ranked batsman in Test cricket in 2013.
Amla holds the record for fastest 2,000, 3,000, 4,000, 5,000, 6,000 and 7,000 runs in ODIs. The beautiful South African batsman, though missed out on this feat by only one innings. His first 5,000 runs in ODIs came in just 101 innings.
He called time on one of the great international careers of the modern era.
However, Amla will be available for domestic cricket as well as the Muskie Super League in South Africa.

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