Legendary South Africa batsman Hashim Amla has called time on an illustrious 15-year international career earlier today with immediate effect. Meanwhile, Amla will continue to play domestic cricket including the Mzansi Super League.

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Amla has been one of the mainstays of South Africa’s batting for quite some time now. He has led their batting across formats and has many records to his name. In the 349 matches Hashim Amla has played across the three formats, he has scored more than 18000 runs, including 55centuries and 88 fifties at an average of over 50. He has made South Africa’s only Test triple century and also has the highest score among South African batsmen in Test.

Hashim Amla. Credit: Getty Images

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Hashim Amla thanked his parents for the love and support throughout his career. He also thanked everyone involved in his career and is grateful to Cricket South Africa for giving him all the opportunities.

“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,” said Amla. “Also, my family, friends and agent, my teammates 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,” he added.

Soon after the news broke out on the internet, the cricket fraternity bowed down to the star player for his service to the game of cricket. From his teammates to cricketers from across the globe, many took to Twitter to congratulate Hashim Amla.

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