One of the modern-day legends, Hashim Amla has called time on his illustrious international career after serving his nation for 15 years. Amla, who last represented South Africa in World Cup 2019, will continue playing domestic cricket and is also available for Mzansi Super League.
Amla made his international Test debut for South Africa way back in 2004 against India at Kolkata and signs off with 9,282 runs at an average of 46.64 in 124 Test matches and 8,113 runs at 49.46 in 181 one-day internationals.
He is the fastest ever batsman to reach 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000 and 7000 runs in ODIs. Recently, during the World Cup, he added yet another feather to his hat when he completed 8000 ODI runs during World Cup 2019 to become the second-fastest to do so in just 176 innings.
“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,” Amla said in a statement.
“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,” he added.