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Amla retires from cricket at the age of 39



Photo: Hashim Amla

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South African batter Hashim Amla, 39, has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

The right-highest hander's Test score was 311 not out against England at The Kia Oval in 2012, and he is the only South African to have scored a Test triple century.

Amla was part of the Surrey side that won the County Championship last season, hitting the last of his 57 first-class centuries against Northamptonshire in September.

Between 2004 and 2019, Amla amassed over 18,000 international runs for the Proteas, including a Test record 9,282 runs.

"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,” Abid said.

"The Surrey ship runs so professionally that it would make any international player feel a sense of honour just to be involved" he added.

Amla retired from international cricket at the conclusion of South Africa's World Cup campaign in 2019, having bowed out of Test cricket against Sri Lanka at Gqeberha in February that year.