Hashim Amla, the South African center, announced his retirement after helping Surrey to secure a place in the English county championship last year.
It is pertinent to mention here that the 39-year-old had retired from international cricket in 2019.
Hashim Amla scored more than 18,000 runs for the Proteas across three formats from 2004 to 2019 and is South Africa’s second-highest Test Run scorer since Kallis.
His score of 311 against England at The Oval in July 2012 is still the highest score by a South African athlete.
“I have great memories of the Oval ground and to finally leave it as a player fills me with immense gratitude for what has been,” Amla told the Surrey website.
Former Surrey director of cricket and former England captain Alec Stewart said Amla was a true professional cricketer.
“Everyone at Surrey County Cricket Club will be sad to see Hashim retire, but we all applaud what has been a phenomenal career. He will quite rightly go down as a great of the game,” he added.
The members of the Surrey County Cricket Club will miss Hashim after he retired, but we warmly congratulate him on the outstanding career he has had. He will quite rightly go down as a great of the game,” he added.
He further said that Hashim is a great cricketer and a good person adding that he has been a great resource for the team to learn from off and on the field.