Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Hashim Amla has Announced his Retirement from All-Formats of Cricket

Hashim Amla, one of South Africa’s greatest batters, has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket after confirming to Surrey that he will not be returning to help defend the County Championship title that the club secured in his final season as a player in 2022.  

Amla, 39, amassed 34,104 runs throughout the course of a two-decade career in all professional formats, 9,282 of which came in his 124 Test matches from 2004 to 2019, second only to Jacques Kallis for his nation. This featured 28 hundreds as well as a record of 311 not out against England at the Kia Oval in 2012—South Africa’s first triple century in Test matches.  

He scored a further 8113 runs, including 27 hundreds in 181 ODIs and 1,277 runs in 44 T20Is, and has already embarked on a coaching career with a stint as MI Cape Town’s batting coach in the ongoing SA20.

It is understood he could be in the running to become South Africa’s batting coach under the country’s new coaching structure.

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