Amla retires from international cricket

South African batsman Hashim Amla has retired from all international cricket with immediate effect. Amla played 124 Tests, 181 ODIs and 44 T20Is between in his 15-year-long cricketing career.

His more than nine thousand runs in Test cricket are the second-most by a Proteas cricketer, after the veteran Jacques Kallis. He also collected the country’s third-most runs in ODI cricket after former skipper AB de Villiers and Kallis.

He went on to make 18,000 runs including 55 centuries and 88 fifty-plus scores across all formats of the game. He is the only South African to have scored a triple century in the Test format.

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