The South African opening batsman announces retirement from all three formats of international cricket. The 36 years old proteas lad feels enough for international levels but, he will be available for domestic Mzansi Super League 2019. 

Fifteen years career for Hashim Amla was an ideal career for many. He made his test debut back in 2004 at Eden Garden, Kolkatta against India. Many critics called him a partial player as he doesn't hit the ball hard enough. He was a sweet timer of the red ball, which forced him to play test cricket for 3 years before playing white-ball cricket. 

He made his ODI debut in 2008 against Bangladesh at Chittagong and T20 debut against Australia at Brisbane in 2009. In his 215 test innings, he scored 9282 runs averaging 46.64 including 28 test hundreds and 41 fifties. His highest individual score is 311 not out against England at The Oval in 2012. His innings during fast (a religious act where Muslims are not allowed to eat or drink an entire day) was extremely appreciable. 

In his 178 ODI innings out of 181, he scored 8113 runs averaging 49.46. His ODI stats include 27 hundred and 39 fifties having 159 as a highest individual score. Similar Stats for his T20 career. He scored 1277 runs in 44 innings averaging 33.60 and, 97 not out as highest. 

Too many records for his name. He is the fastest to score 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000, and, 7000 ODI runs. He is fastest to score 10th, 16th, 17th, 18th and, 20th and, 25th ODI centuries. He surpasses Virat Kohli's record of fastest to score 27th centuries in 169 innings as Amla achieves a milestone in 167 innings. In the year 2013, he was named among the Wisden Cricketers of that particular year.

The world of cricket will miss his services. Hashim Amla will remain a true inspiration for many. Now South Africa has to find a decent replacement for AB Devilliers, Dale Steyn, and Hashim Amla as they replaced others.

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