Since the World Cup 2019, the process of the retirement of aged players has increased very fast. These players include players like Lasith Malinga, Yuvraj Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Shoaib Malik, Dale Steyn. Another player's name has been added in this connection. Yes, South African veteran batsman Hashim Amla has retired from all formats of international cricket.
By the way, 36-year-old Hashim Amla's overall cricketing career has been fantastic. But his World Cup 2019 journey was very difficult. During the World Cup, he could score just 203 runs in 7 innings. Where his batting average was 40.60 and strike rate was 64.85.
Hashim Amla's Great Records
1. Hashim Amla has several fiery records. Which includes the records of fastest 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000 and 7000 ODI runs. The record of fastest 5000, 6000 and 7000 ODI runs were recorded in the name of first Indian batsman Virat Kohli. After which Hashim Amla broke it to his name.
2. Hashim Amla is the only South African batsman to have a record of scoring a triple Test century in his name. In 2012, at The Oval against England, Hashim Amla scored an unbeaten 311 runs while facing 529 balls during the 790-minute batting.
3. Hashim Amla is not far behind even in the case of fastest centuries. Amla also holds the record for fastest 50 international centuries in his name. He is joint first with Virat Kohli in this case. Both scored 50th international centuries in 348 innings.
The international career of Hashim Amla
Hashim Amla has played a total of 349 matches in his international career, where he has scored 18672 runs in 437 innings. Amla has scored 55 centuries and 88 half-centuries with his bat during this period. Looking at each format separately, Amla has played 215 innings of 124 matches in his Test career, where he has scored 28 centuries scoring 9282 runs. At the same time, Amla has recorded 8113 runs and 27 centuries in 181 ODIs. While in 44 T20 matches, he has scored 1277 runs with 8 half-centuries.