On Wednesday, Hashim Amla of South Africa made his retirement from all forms of cricket official. In the County Championship 2022, he made his last appearance for Surrey and contributed to their championship success. After the World Cup in 2019, the right-handed batter has already hung up her international cricket boots. He is regarded as a great of the game and is sixth on the list of hitters with the most hundreds in cricket. He scored a total of 55 tonnes for his country in international play.

The cricketing duo of AB De Villiers and Hashim Amla was among the most terrifying in their heyday. While De Villiers looked like a raging fire with his explosive strokes, Amla exuded elegance and seemed to caress the ball while striking. In a tweet, De Villiers reflected on his experience playing with colleague Hashim Amla and expressed his desire to bat beside the renowned batsman once again.

“Hashim Amla—where do I even begin? Not simple. My timeframe might be a few days, weeks, months, or even years. I could write a whole book about you. Humaam, I appreciate you being always there for me. You’ve always been a brother who gave me a lot of reasons to feel secure “De Villiers wrote.

“Your path was challenging. “The man using that strange approach.” “He won’t last,” “He’ll never be reliable.” Then, in your own special style, you just stepped out there repeatedly and batted like only you can. Discreet, collected, reliable, brave, skilled, and modest; constantly working for the team and your nation. You gave me an unfathomable sense of inspiration, “De Villiers kept talking.

“I thus salute you today, my buddy. You well served the game! Everyone can benefit from it. I did. I hope we could play baseball once again, “Finally, he said.

Amla, who is 39, played 124 Test matches and amassed 9282 runs in that time, including 28 tonnes and four double centuries. His greatest Test score is an undefeated 311 against England at the Kia Oval in 2012. It was the first triple-century by a South African batsman in a Test, and it also stands as his highest Test score. He played in 181 ODI games, totaling 8113 runs at an average of 49.47, with 27 hundred and 39 half-centuries.

With a spell as MI Cape Town’s batting coach in the present SA20, Amla has already begun working in a new capacity in the game of cricket.