Hashim Amla (centre) has announced his retirement at the age of 39. (Credit: Wikipedia Commons)

Former Nottinghamshire and South Africa batter, Hashim Amla, has announced his retirement from cricket at the age of 39.

The right-hander was prolific throughout his career, producing a plethora of legendary moments both internationally and for his domestic teams.

Trent Bridge was Amla’s home when he was apart of Nottinghamshire County’s title winning team in 2010.

Amla’s honours collate over his entire career – his latest being a County Championship title win with Surrey in 2022.

Moreover, the 39-year-old is not short of individual accolades – he is the record holder for being the fastest ever to score 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000 and 7000 ODI runs.

Furthermore, between 2004 and 2019 he scored more than 18,000 international runs for his nation.

The batter is the first and so far only South African to score a Test match triple century, which came in 2012 against England at The Oval.

Amla retired for the Proteas four years prior in 2019.

His highlights with Nottinghamshire include a hundred on his County Championship debut in the club’s opening fixture of the 2010 season against Kent.

He struck 129 runs to put Kent’s bowlers to the sword at Trent Bridge, part of a win that set the Outlaws on a route to Championship glory.

Other match-winning efforts against Somerset and Durham were pivotal in delivering silverware to Trent Bridge.

It was only a seven-week spell, but Amla fully earned his winners medal that season and has been remembered fondly around Nottinghamshire since.

The county’s fans will be sad to see Amla go from the County Championship circuit, as one of the finest cricketers in the game has played his final innings.