Hashim Amla announced Retirement for all Formats of Cricket


Just In: Legendary South African batter Hashim Amla has officially confirmed his retirement from all forms of cricket after dominating the worldwide cricket fields for over two decades and scoring piles of runs with Bat.

According to Media Sources, the seasoned right-handed batter has also formally informed Surrey County Cricket Club of his decision, saying he would not participate in the upcoming County Championship 2023.

It is pertinent to mention that Amla returned to Survey in 2019 after six years, as he had also played in this County as a foreign player in 2013 and 2014, helping his club win the trophy in the recently concluded season.

While sharing an emotional note on the occasion of his retirement on Social Media, Amla said, “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.”

The 38-year-old batter has also thanked Alec Stewart and the entire Surrey Team for their unbiased support and love throughout his playing years. While praising the club, Amla said, “He always finds Surrey Club, a hub of professionals and that it makes him honored to be the part of this iconic cricketing academy.”

The Managerial Director of Surrey Club also heaped gratitude for Amla, saying, “Hashim is a great cricket and a wonderful individual. He has been an incredible resource for the team to learn from on and off the field.”

In addition to a fantastic County Career, Amla remained an unmatched asset for the South African Cricket Team. He represented his nation in 124 test matches, scoring 9,282 runs at an average of 46.64, including 28 Half Centuries and 28 Tons.

His professional One-day International career is decorated with 8,113 runs in 178 ODI matches at an average of 49.47 and a strike rate of 88.39, involving 27 hundred and 39 half-centuries for achieving various milestones.

Meanwhile, Alma’s T20 career is even more commendable, during which he has scored 1,277 runs in 44 T20Is at an average of 33.60 and a strike rate of 132.05, including eight half-centuries.