South Africa batter Hashim Amla has introduced his retirement from all cricket on the age of 39.
Amla scored over 18,000 worldwide runs for the Proteas between 2004 and 2019, together with 9,282 within the Test format, which is second solely to Jacques Kallis (13,206) for South Africa.
The right-hander’s highest rating in Test cricket was the 311 not out he amassed in opposition to England at The Kia Oval in 2012 and he stays the one South African to notch a Test triple century.
Amla was a part of the Surrey aspect that received the LV= Insurance County Championship final season, hitting the final of his 57 first-class centuries in opposition to Northamptonshire in September.
Amla stated: “I’ve nice recollections of the Oval floor and to lastly depart it as a participant fills me with immense gratitude for what has been.
“The Surrey ship runs so professionally that it will make any worldwide participant really feel a way of honour simply to be concerned.”
Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart stated: “Hashim is a implausible cricketer and a beautiful individual. He has been an unbelievable useful resource for the workforce to study from on and off the sphere.
“I can not thank him sufficient for what he has accomplished for Surrey and maintain him up for example to all younger gamers of what a real skilled seems to be like.”