Former South African batsman Hashim Amla thanked Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar for his words after his retirement from international cricket.
Amla, a naturally gifted Proteas stroke-maker, recently called time on his stellar 15-year career on 8th August, and wishes poured in from all around the world to acknowledge him on his celebrated career.
The 36-year-old announced retirement from all forms of international cricket with immediate effect, however, he will continue to play domestic cricket and will also be seen in action in South Africa’s Mzansi Super League (MSL) later this year.
The right-hander not only earned respect for his on-field antics but also impressed one and all with his ice-cool demeanor both on and off the field.
Taking to Twitter, Tendulkar hailed Amla for serving South Africa with great distinction and also wished him a wonderful future ahead while calling him a source of inspiration for many youngsters.
The cricket great wrote, “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.”
Meanwhile, Amla thanked the Indian cricket legend for his warm words while saying being on the same field with Tendulkar was special.
Noteworthy, in a career spanning 349 international games for South Africa, Amla amassed 18,672 runs with 55 centuries and 88 half-centuries, as well as, is one of only five batsmen who have hit more than 25 centuries in both Tests and ODIs. He remains the quickest batsman in the world to reach the landmarks of 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000 and 7000 ODI runs.