Former South African cricketer Hashim Amla has put an end to the reports of his return to domestic cricket. On Tuesday, he announced that he would not return to the field again. Amla has informed the Western Province Cricket Association of his decision. After this, now the team will have to announce the name of another player.
Amla, 38, was originally included in the 16-man Western Province squad that will play in the first division of South Africa’s new home structure. The CEO of the Western Province team expressed his disappointment at Amla’s decision, saying that it is clearly extremely disappointing that Hashim will not be playing this season. He would have been a huge asset to the team on and off the field, especially working with the group of talented young batsmen we have.
South African player Amla had said goodbye to international cricket in 2019. However, he was very active in the first class circuit. He used to play county cricket. He has scored 771 runs in 12 matches for Surrey. During this time his average has been more than 51. In this a double century has also come from his bat. In such a situation, it can be said that he is playing cricket with the same vigor and excellent form. Perhaps this is the reason why Amla was included in the team of Western Province.
Regarding this, Hashim Amla said that I would like to thank Western Province for their open communication throughout the entire contracting process. I have taken this decision based on where I am currently in my career and my future endeavours. I would like to wish the team all the best for the coming season.
Significantly, after Amla’s departure, Western Province has suffered a second setback. The first blow came after Vernon Philander became the bowling coach of Pakistan.