‘I can actually write a e-book about you’: AB de Villiers hails retiring Hashim Amla in a sequence of tweets


Legendary South Africa batter Hashim Amla, 39, on Wednesday introduced his retirement from all types of cricket. He amassed 9282 runs in 124 Exams – second solely to Jacques Kallis, hit 27 ODI centuries and piled up 18672 runs throughout codecs for the Proteas facet.

Former cricketer AB de Villiers, who had made his worldwide debut for South Africa in 2004 with Amla, penned an emotional tribute to the retiring cricketer.

Between 2004 and 2018, when De Villiers bid farewell to worldwide cricket, the duo shared 113 partnerships within the three codecs (Exams, ODIs and T20Is) and clubbed 6,274 runs collectively at a median of 57.55. No different South Africa pair scored as many runs as Amla and De Villiers.

Publish retirement, Amla’s mission can be a training stint at MI Cape City within the ongoing SA20, the place he’ll carry out the duties of a batting coach.

De Villiers’ heart-winning message for Amla:

“Hashim Amla.. the place do I begin?! Not simple. Would possibly take me a couple of days, weeks, months, years.

I can actually write a e-book about you.

Humaam, thanks for at all times being there for me. You’ve at all times been a brother who made me really feel protected in so some ways.

Your journey wasn’t simple. “The man with the bizarre method”. “He’ll by no means final”. “He’ll by no means be constant”.

“However then, in your personal very distinctive manner, you simply walked on the market, time and time once more and simply batted, like solely you may. Calm, composed, constant, gutsy, skilful and humble, at all times for the staff, on your nation. You impressed me in a manner I can’t clarify.

So, in the present day, I salute you my good friend. You served the sport to perfection! We will all study from that. I did

I want I might bat with you another time.”



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