Hashim Amla, South Africa’s second highest Check run-scorer of all time, has retired on the age of 39.
Amla scored 9,282 runs – second solely to Jacques Kallis’ 13,206 – at a median of 46.64 in 124 Checks.
He amassed 18,672 in all codecs for the Proteas from 2004 to 2019, and no-one has scored greater than his 27 one-day centuries for South Africa.
Amla’s 311 not out towards England at The Oval in 2012 stays the best Check rating by a South African.
He was a part of the Surrey workforce that gained the County Championship in 2022, having retired from worldwide cricket three years earlier.
Amla averaged 49.46 in 181 one-day internationals and 33.60 in 44 T20 internationals, and ends his first-class profession with 19,521 runs at a median of 48.55.
Former England captain Alec Stewart, who labored with Amla at Surrey, described him as “a great of the game”.
He stated: “Everyone at Surrey County Cricket Club will be sad to see Hashim retire, but we all applaud what has been a phenomenal career. “Hashim is a improbable cricketer and a beautiful individual. He has been an unimaginable useful resource for the workforce to study from on and off the sphere.”