Cricket personalities, vast and varied, congratulated Proteas batsman Hashim Amla on a superb career on Thursday. Amla has retired from all international cricket.
Congratulations to Hashim Amla on a fantastic international career..what an amazing journey it has been since seeing you for the first time in the Kingsmead nets in the late 90’s… well done..respect.. @amlahash
— Shaun Pollock (@7polly7) August 8, 2019
“Being humble means recognizing that we are not on earth to see how important we can become, but to see how much difference we can make in the lives of others” You certainly have…One of the greats of the game has retired @amlahash We salute you you pic.twitter.com/SMTOwCCa8q
— Paul Adams (@PaulAdams39) August 8, 2019
Unreal career @amlahash ! So many doubted u early on, but your fighting spirit, humility & incredible one of a kind talent took u to the top of the mountain and ultimately to one of the best players in the world and… https://t.co/LVxSIdeCoQ
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) August 8, 2019
I see hash has decided to declare for good.mentally strong and great all round batsman. Congrats on a wonderful career # @amlahash
— Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) August 8, 2019
There arent enough words to describe your contributions… to the team.. to me… and to the country as a whole!
A person we could always look to for advice and wisdom.
— Tabraiz Shamsi (@shamsi90) August 8, 2019
— Mpumelelo Mbangwa (@mmbangwa) August 8, 2019
I’ve always believed a top PERSON will also generally make a top CRICKETER – and yes of course that person also needs PROPER skills and ability… Well @amlahash no doubt was both in abundance – a GREAT human being & GREAT cricketer Go well “#” #Hash #amla pic.twitter.com/JUNSqM1uYE
— Dave Nosworthy (@DONCRICKET) August 8, 2019
You have served your country with great distinction and been a source of inspiration for many youngsters @amlahash! Wishing you a wonderful retired life. Good luck my friend. pic.twitter.com/U7OeLwWFtk
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 9, 2019
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