Hashim Amla retires from International cricket

The South African star batter Amla has announced his retirement just a few days after the veteran bowler Steyn retired from Test Cricket.

Amla is still available for the domestic tournaments including South African T20 league.

Undoubtedly, one of the best cricketers to play the game, Amla has scored more than 18000 runs across all the three formats and has been one of the major reasons for a lot of memorable victories.

Here is Amla’s statement.

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 team mates 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. 

Love and peace.

– Hashim