Hashim Amla has started an international career that began in 2004.
Amla, whose last international match was played at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in 2019, made his test debut almost 15 years ago. He finishes his time as a South African player after representing his nation in 124 Tests, 181 ODIs and 44 T20Is.
The 36-year-old’s test career took him to 28 centuries with 9,282 runs, averaging 46.64. His test best of 311 against England in 2012 is the highest individual score of a South African in test cricket. In 2013, he climbed to the top of the MRF Tires ICC Test Batting Rankings and also took first place in the ODI rankings.
Hashim Amla leaves the international stage having made a mark on not just his fellow cricketers, but on athletes across the globe #ThankYouHash— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) August 9, 2019
While his ODI debut took place in 2008, he quickly found success in the 50-over format over three years after completing his test sheet and became the fastest man (in terms of innings) in 2000 ODI races. He also holds the record for the fastest 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000 and 7000 ODI runs. Amla ended his ODI career with 27 centuries, most of them from a South African batsman and an average of just under 50.
Amla was also captain in South Africa 25 times. The right-handed player continues to play domestic cricket.
Announcing his resignation, Amla said, “First, all the glory and thanks to the Almighty who granted me this Proteas Journey, which was nothing more than a joy and a privilege.
“I have learned many lessons during this incredible journey, gained many friends, and above all, shared the love of a brotherhood called “proteafire.”
CSA boss Thabang Moroe added, “It’s always sad to say goodbye to one of the true legends of the game, but at the same time, it’s more of an opportunity to celebrate the riches that Hashim has brought to the game around the world next to the field. His humility has always been his outstanding quality, and I can not imagine a better role model to teach us all how to live a better life. He has brought not only the proteas, but the whole country a great value. “
“I am sure that cricketers, administrators, media and fans from all over the world will congratulate the CSA family Hashim on their work and wish them all the best for the future.”