Hashim Amla retires: 6 facts about the legendary Proteas batsman

Hashim Amla retires: 6 facts about the legendary Proteas batsman

Legendary Proteas batsman, Hashim Amla, has announced his retirement from international cricket. Briefly.co.za celebrates his career by sharing 6 remarkable facts.

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When Hashim Amla made his international debut for the Proteas in 2004, many questioned his technique.

The South African batsman had a unique batting style, which made the most of his quick hands and strong wrists.

After struggling initially, Amla soon made his mark and established himself as one of the best batsmen that South Africa has ever produced.

The legendary batsman was the fastest player to reach 2 000 One Day International (ODI) runs.

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Incredibly, he also became the fastest to reach the 3 000, 4 000, 5 000, 6 000 and 7 000 run mark.

Amla also holds the record for the most ODI centuries for South Africa after amassing 27.

The mighty Hash truly dominated in the limited overs format and also set up the highest ODI partnership for SA when he and Quinton de Kock smashed 282 against Bangladesh in 2017.

Amla was also one of the finest test batsmen on his day and saved the Proteas on many occasions.

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He holds the record for the highest test score by a South African, with his unbeaten 311 against England at the Oval in 2012.

Off the pitch, Amla was a role model and stayed true to his beliefs.

Fellow players always admired his reciting of the Quran and he never wore the SAB logo on his cricketing gear.

As the world of cricket bids farewell to a master batsman, Briefly.co.za salutes the mighty Hash.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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