South African player Hashim Amla announces retirement from international cricket.
Hashim Amla made his test debut against India on 28 November 2004.
In 124 test matches, Amla holds an average of 46.64. The total number of runs made in test career is 9282 runs.
Hashim Amla has scored 28 centuries and 41 half centuries during his test career.
Highest test score in a single inning by Hashim Amla is 311 runs.
The news comes as a shock for the cricket fans considering he has been Pakistan’s go-to bowler ever since his return to international cricket.
He will no longer be seen in white outfit however, he has confirmed that he will continue to be available for limited over formats for Pakistan.
“It has been an honor to represent Pakistan in the pinnacle and traditional format of the game. I, however, have decided to move away from the longer version so I can concentrate on white ball cricket,” Amir said in a statement.
“It has not been an easy decision to make and I have been thinking about this for some time. But with the ICC World Test Championship commencing shortly, and Pakistan boasting some very exciting young fast bowlers, it is appropriate that I call on my time in Test cricket so that the selectors can plan accordingly.”
PCB managing director, Wasim Khan lauded the fast bowler for his contributions to the team in Tests, as well as his character in making a strong comeback from the setback in 2010.
Amir made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in Galle in July 2009. He featured in 36 Tests, taking 119 wickets at an average of 30.47. His best bowling returns — six for 44 — were against the West Indies in Kingston in April 2017.