South Africa Cricket news confirmed the heartbreaking departure of Hashim Amla. He is one of the finest Cricketers of all time, a perfect Example of a Opener in Cricket. Amla retired from international cricket at the conclusion of South Africa's World Cup campaign in 2019, having bowed out of Test cricket against Sri Lanka at Gqeberha in February that year.
Even in the twilight of his career, he contributed five more centuries including a best of 215 not out against Hampshire in 2021, and provided crucial support to captain Rory Burns as a senior figure in the dressing-room. Lets go through with some of the Amla's records & achievement.
Hashim Amla made his debut in the test cricket for South Africa against India at Eden Gardens, Kolkata in 2004. He represented South Africa in 215 Test innings & has scored 9282 runs & during this time he smashed 28 centuries, 41 half centuries & 4 double centuries. His highest score was 311 which he scored against England in 2012.
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Hashim Amla made his ODI debut against Bangladesh. He played 178 ODI innings in which he has scored 8113 runs. He scored 27 centuries & 39 half centuries. Amla's highest score was 159 against Ireland in 2015.
He also shined in T20s for South Africa. 44 T20I for South Africa & scored 1277 runs.
Hashim Amla has already embarked on a coaching career, with a stint as MI Cape Town's batting coach in the ongoing SA20. He could be in the running to become South Africa's batting coach, under the country's new coaching structure.
He rejoined Surrey in 2019, He also represented the county as an overseas player in 2013 and 2014, and after played with Derbyshire, Hampshire, Nottinghamshire and Essex. He also represented Kings XI Punjab in the IPL, as well as Kwa-Zulu Natal, Dolphins and Cape Cobras in South Africa's domestic competitions.