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Hashim Amla Announces Retirement From Int'l Cricket

South African batsman Hashim Amla announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect.

The Proteas star player decided to retire from all formats of international cricket and will be available for domestic cricket as well as Mzansi Super League.

36 year old Amla hit 55 international centuries, including South Africa's highest Test score when he struck 311 not out against England at the Oval in 2012.

His decision to stop playing for his country came just three days after fast bowler Dale Steyn retired from Test cricket.

An elegant right-handed top-order batsman, Amla hit 9,282 runs at an average of 46.64 in 124 Test matches and 8,113 at 49.46 in 181 One-Day Internationals.

He hit 28 centuries in tests and 27 in ODIs. His test tally included four double centuries.