Hashim Amla retires from All formats of Cricket
Hashim Amla, South Africa’s opening batsmen announced his decision to retire from international cricket with immediate effect. Proteas star player decided to retire from all international cricket formats and will be available for national cricket and the Mzansi Super League only.
Monroe said on Amla Retirement said:
It’s always sad to say goodbye to one of the game’s true legends. But at the same time, this is an occasion to celebrate the wealth Hashim has brought to the game all over the world, both on and off the field. His humility has always been his outstanding quality and I cannot imagine a better role model for teaching us all how to lead a better life. It has added great value not only to the Proteas but also to the country in general.
Monroe congratulates Amla on his illustrious career and expresses a hope that the latter’s presence on the domestic circuit will be beneficial to young people.
I’m sure cricketers, managers, media and fans around the world will join the CSA Family in congratulating Hashim on a job well done and wishing him all the best for the future,” he said. “We can be grateful that it is still available for our national cricket and that it continues to contribute by transmitting its rich cricket and life experiences to our next generation of players.
Amla released a statement showing her appreciation for all who made her journey possible.
The announcement made through a press release from Cricket South Africa on Thursday in which Amla declared:
Firstly, all Glory and thank you to the Almighty ALLAH for granting me this Proteas journey that has been nothing but a joy and a privilege.
Hashim Amla Said:
I learned many lessons during this marvelous journey. Made many friends and most importantly shared the love of a brotherhood called #proteafire.
I would like to thank my parents for their prayers, love, support and whatever they have done for me till now; it is my parent’s shadow over me that help me to play for years under the Proteas.
Also, my family, friends, and agent, my teammates and all support staff members throughout this amazing journey. A sincere thank you to each of you for staying with me all the time!
Special thanks to the fans for giving me energy when times were tough. And thanks for celebrating with me when we succeeded together.
And, of course, a very special thanks to you to the President and the Board of Cricket South Africa, not to mention the executive director, Mr. Thabang Moroe, and his administrative team. I appreciate all the opportunities and I’m grateful.
The athlete has had an exceptional career spanning more than 15 years after playing 349 games in all formats, accumulating 18,000-runs which includes 55-centuries.