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  • Updated: January 18, 2023

Hashim Amla Announces Retirment From All Forms Of Cricket

Hashim Amla Announces Retirment From All Forms Of Cricket

South African batter Hashim Amla has called time on his career at the age of 39.

Amla announced that he is retiring from all forms of cricket in wake of defending the County Championship title that his former club Surrey secured in 2022.

During the course of a two-decade career, the elite right-hander scored 18,672 runs across all formats for the Proteas between 2004 and 2019 and is their all-time top Test run-scorer with 9,282 runs.

It is also on record that Amla is the fastest player to hit 10 one-day international centuries and reach 2,000, 3,000, 4,000, 5,000, 6,000 and 7,000 ODI runs.

"I have great memories of the Oval ground and to finally leave it as a player fills me with immense gratitude for what has been," Amla said.

"A sincere thank you to Alec Stewart and the entire Surrey staff, players and Members for their support.

"The Surrey ship runs so professionally that it would make any international player feel a sense of honour just to be involved.

"I wish them all the best and many more trophies."

Upon his retirement, Surrey director of cricket and former England captain Alec Stewart eulogised the South African batter while describing him as a "true professional."

"Hashim is a fantastic cricketer and a wonderful person," Stewart said. 

"He has been an incredible resource for the team to learn from on and off the field."

"I can't thank him enough for what he has done for Surrey and hold him up as an example to all young players of what a true professional looks like."

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