South Africa batting maestro Hashim Amla retires from international cricket with immediate effect. Hashim Amla calls it a day at 36 years of age. Amla who sets pretty high standard for himself throughout his career going through a dip in form which made his career batting average go down under fifty runs per innings in both test and ODI’s.
One of the pleasant and peaceful personalities in world cricket Hashim Amla represented South Africa in 124 test matches, 181 One Day Internationals and 44 T20I’s where he accumulated 9282 test runs, 8113 ODI runs and 1277 T20I runs with 55 international centuries to his credit.
Hashim Amla also captained South Africa for brief period. Although retiring from international cricket Hashim Amla will remain available for domestic cricket and T20 leagues.
Amla’s legacy will be hard to fill as South Africa already falling short of batting talent since retirement of AB Devillier’s.