NEW DELHI: South Africa's batsman and opener Hashim Amla has announced his retirement from international cricket. Earlier, another South African bowler Dale Stein had said goodbye to cricket in the past. Hashim, 36, was recognized for his batting in the world besides South Africa. Hashim Amla was part of his team at the World Cup 2019 and played his last ODI against Sri Lanka at Chester Lee Street.
Hashim Amla played 124 Tests, 181 ODIs and 44 T20 matches for South Africa. Amla continued to play for his team for 15 years. In 124 Tests, he scored 9282 runs at an average of 49.97. His high score in the Test was unbeaten 311 and he recorded 28 centuries. He had scored a total of 8113 runs in 181 ODIs for the team at an average of 49.46.
He has 27 centuries in ODIs and has a high score of 159 runs in this mode of cricket. He also played 44 T20 matches for South Africa in which he scored 1277 runs. His high score in the smallest mode of cricket was unbeaten 97 runs and his average was 33.60. He had put a total of eight half-centuries in this mode. Hashim has set a record of fastest 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000, 7000 runs in ODI cricket.
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