End of an era as Hashim Amla calls it a day

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Hashim Amla of South Africa during the 1st Momentum One Day International between South Africa and Pakistan at St Georges Park on January 19, 2019 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Photo by Richard Huggard/Gallo Images)

Hashim Amla on Thursday called time on one of the great international careers of the modern era when he announced his retirement from all formats of international cricket.He will continue to be available for domestic cricket as well as the Mzansi Super League.

In an international career that was spread over 15 years he played 349 matches across the three formats for the Proteas, making more than 18 000 runs, including 55 centuries and 88 other scores in excess of 50.The statistical highlights are almost too many to relate.