Former Proteas team-mate JP Duminy has joined the large volume of appreciation for batsman Hashim Amla, who retired from all forms of international cricket earlier this week.
Amla will remain available for selection at domestic level, including the second edition of the 2019 Mzansi Super League. His availability to the Test, ODI and T20I XIs, though, has ended.
He has retired as South Africa’s second- and third-highest run-scorer in Test and ODI cricket, respectively.
‘Where do I begin to describe this legend of a human. An infectious personality, no matter the situation always finds time to see the brighter side. We’ve shared many amazing memories on the field of battle as well as the changeroom,’ Duminy wrote on Instagram.
‘Congrats on an amazing international career. Most definitely one of the greatest. Thanks for your service.’
The left-handed Duminy’s international career ended after the 2019 World Cup in the United Kingdom, where the Proteas lost five of nine matches to end in seventh position across the 10-team standings.
He is currently playing for the Winnipeg Hawks in the Global T20 Canada. His last three scores have been 50 not out, 85 not out and 48 not out. Wicketkeeper-batsman Heinrich Klaasen is also involved in the competition – and recently struck a century for the Toronto Nationals in defeat to the Hawks.
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