Legendary South African batter Hashim Amla has announced retirement from all forms of cricket. The classical right-hander, who has been playing for Surrey after bringing down the curtains on his international career, will not be returning to play for the county in 2023.
Amla, who had already represented Surrey in 2013 and 2014, signed a Kolpak deal in 2019 after retiring from international cricket post the ODI World Cup that year.
His final appearance in professional cricket was the game against Lancashire last year in the County Championship, a season in which he racked up over 700 runs at an average close to 40 as Surrey won the title.
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Hashim Amla turns 37 today. As good a time as any to take a look back at his 196 in the 2012 Perth Test. pic.twitter.com/OtziuXIENJ
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) March 31, 2020