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Hashim Amla retires

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Amla bhai gone now. 

 

Bit by bit my teenage cricketing scene is going extinct. :((

 

Anyways, an ATG for south Africa and one of the best at his peak. Should have retired before the world cup. But better late than never. 

 

Happy retirement. :dance:

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1 hour ago, Norman said:

Amla bhai gone now. 

 

Bit by bit my teenage cricketing scene is going extinct. :((

Don’t worry dear your crush will always live on in cricket highlights.

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1 minute ago, Turning_track said:

As a Saffer he has played so many gun innings in tests in Aus, Eng & India. Had difficult last few seasons but he is going out with his head high. Sad to see another member of that great SA side go which used to win so much home & away.

Why did he always choke in big tournaments? Does that not hinder his legacy?

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3 hours ago, Shaz1 said:

Why did he always choke in big tournaments? Does that not hinder his legacy?

There is no rational explanation for his failings in big tournaments or SA team in particular. He was a delight to watch & scored heavily since 2010. For me his legacy would always be those fine innings which he made it look so simple like triple hundred at the Oval, 253 n.o. at Nagpur, his century at Perth.

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9 hours ago, Cricketics said:

No, he was overall a terffic batsman, A South African great easily. One of the most prolific run scorers in last 10. years in international cricket.  

 

 

 

He was a great batsmen indeed. Just not in ICC events.

 

9 hours ago, Turning_track said:

There is no rational explanation for his failings in big tournaments or SA team in particular. He was a delight to watch & scored heavily since 2010. For me his legacy would always be those fine innings which he made it look so simple like triple hundred at the Oval, 253 n.o. at Nagpur, his century at Perth.

Fair enough the dude was delight to watch. He is defiantly a South African legend. Would make there All time eleven any day. He was not only a good player but a personality. He remained humble even when he was at his peak. Still its unfortunate he never got to showcase it in the big stage.

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One of the greatest in the world. 

He holds the odi record for quickest runs to 2000,3000,4000,5000.6000.7000

Im glad he is the first person to go past 300 in test innings in South Africa. 

South Africans keep on talking about Barry Richard's and graemme pollock as the best batsman South Africa has ever had. Amla is number 1 test batsmen with Kallis

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Amla is certainly a SA great atleast in tests if not overall. Can't forget that series in India where it was impossible to get him out. He has scored runs in India, Aus and Eng the big 3 in all sorts of conditions. 253 in India and 311 in Eng his 100 in the decisive test in perth. Also comes across as a good guy unlike rat who goes mc bc everytime. Congrats on a great career Hashim Amla and good luck on your post retirement life

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Class act, Hash . The guy had a monster peak in the 2010-2012 period. Performed superbly in India, England where he bullied clouderson and Barbie into submission and also Australia. His decline, unfortunately , was rapid in the last few years. A pale shadow of the player he was. Class guy off the field as well. :)

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59 minutes ago, Vijy said:

he was a decent person and a very fine test batsman. in ODIs, he was kohli-lite: scored heavily in bilaterals and bottled in crucial WC and CT matches

I think you're being very kind to Brat, no one bottles like him in WC KOs literally none :hatsoff:

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16 hours ago, The Hound said:

Great test #3. Still remember that 2010 home series against SA where he batted like he would never get out. 

o my god yes i remember evven thelast test in kolkata morne morkel and amla nearly drew it for SA.amla was not out 127..

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17 hours ago, Real McCoy said:

Amla is certainly a SA great atleast in tests if not overall. Can't forget that series in India where it was impossible to get him out. He has scored runs in India, Aus and Eng the big 3 in all sorts of conditions. 253 in India and 311 in Eng his 100 in the decisive test in perth. Also comes across as a good guy unlike rat who goes mc bc everytime. Congrats on a great career Hashim Amla and good luck on your post retirement life

there it is lol 490  avg hehe, some might say he owned Indian players and Indian players grandmoms there.

 

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=1;filter=advanced;orderby=batting_average;qualmin1=2;qualmin2=400;qualval1=matches;qualval2=runs;template=results;type=batting;view=series

 

 

Only Andy Flower comes a distant second with 270 avg in zim in India  2001 for an overseas bat in a series.( how good was he phuk)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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19 hours ago, Vijy said:

they will not. they are on the way to minnowhood. even SL bashed them...hard.

Bowling is still okay. Rabada will be their spearhead at home for a long time to come. Their batting is the worry for now. Smith, Kallis, ABCD, Amla is a tough group to replace in such a small time. 

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9 hours ago, Moochad said:

Bowling is still okay. Rabada will be their spearhead at home for a long time to come. Their batting is the worry for now. Smith, Kallis, ABCD, Amla is a tough group to replace in such a small time. 

they are struggling to even find players like neil mckenzie or dippenaar (in ODIs) these days.

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18 hours ago, Moochad said:

Bowling is still okay. Rabada will be their spearhead at home for a long time to come. Their batting is the worry for now. Smith, Kallis, ABCD, Amla is a tough group to replace in such a small time. 

Rabada is overrated.

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On 8/10/2019 at 10:44 PM, Vijy said:

they will not. they are on the way to minnowhood. even SL bashed them...hard.

How do you know. 

There are young players that are hungry for success. Anrich nortjie will takenoflver from Steyn as a fierce fast bowler and there a few that needs to step up. It's good that SA can be looked at in your view. Will take pressure  off them 

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2 hours ago, prinzo said:

How do you know. 

There are young players that are hungry for success. Anrich nortjie will takenoflver from Steyn as a fierce fast bowler and there a few that needs to step up. It's good that SA can be looked at in your view. Will take pressure  off them 

 The only areas where I have see the SA "hunger" so far is the hunger for taking Kolpaks and leaving the country. World cricket needs a strong SA to make it interesting, and I will be happy if they can unearth players like Steyn, ABDV, Amla, Smith and Kallis. But I believe that the mid-2000s SA team was the best they can do, and we will not see players like that. Rabada may equal Steyn on helpful pitches, but not yet on SC ones. as for batting, their best bet is markram but he is not up to the level of ABDV or even amla. the less said about bavuma and zondo and others, the better. the fact is that kolpak + improperly handled quota system have caused a lot of issues for SA.

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7 minutes ago, Sandeep99 said:

Absolute legend will always rank above Rat no matter what stats say. He is a better pressure player than Rat.

I too like to dump on the rat, but amla is very much in the rat mould in ODIs - bilateral king who does little of note in WCs. In tests, he was outstanding (probably world numero uno) during his monster peak but was otherwise just a decent batsman on either side of this peak.

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