Recently retired South African batsman Hashim Amla gave his gratitude to all the teammates as well as his fans. Amla received a lot of good wishes after he decided to call time on his international career on Thursday. The former Proteas batsman is regarded as one of the best batsmen of the modern-day game.

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Amla was the fastest to 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000 and 7000 ODI runs. In fact, he was deemed as a Test batsman in the initial phase of his career but scaled great heights in his ODI career as well.

Hashim Amla
Hashim Amla (Credits: Twitter)

Amla was one of South Africa’s best batsmen.

The talismanic batsman also became the first and only South African batsman to score a triple hundred in the longest format of the game. Amla scored 9282 runs in 124 Test matches at an average of 46.41. The flamboyant batsman scored 28 centuries and four double tons in red ball version.

Amla amassed 8183 runs in 181 One Day Internationals at an average of 49.47. The right-hander scored 27 centuries and 39 fifties in his ODI career. Furthermore, Amla accumulated 1277 runs in 44 T20I matches at an average of 33.61. Thus, Amla had a great career and savored success in all the three forms of the game.

Hashim Amla
Hashim Amla. Credit: Getty Images

There was a touch of class in Amla’s batting and he was one of the most technically correct batsmen of the modern-day generation.

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Amla made his Test debut in 2004 and his career spanned for a long period of 15 years. However, Amla didn’t have the best of the World Cup 2019. The right-hander could only manage 203 runs in seven innings and scored his runs at a strike rate of 64.86.

Amla took to his Instagram handle to thank all the support. The post read as, “Thanks to everyone for the wishes, messages, and calls. Wow! It was truly an amazing journey with the Proteas, one that I was honored to be a part of.
So many valuable lessons learned and countless memories made during an incredible #proteafire journey.
It’s all the friends and teammates who have actually become family that i walk away richer for. Aww man..probably a book load of stories and memories. ❤
Until then I look forward to the next chapter of making more cricket memories on different grounds throughout the world.
Hashim”.

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