Hashim Amla Success Story
Hashim Amla, an elegant stroke player blessed with the temperament to make the most of his talent. He is one of the most inspirational cricketers for the youngsters and especially a star for the Islamic community around the globe. He is a right-handed top order batsman and occasional medium-pace bowler. Amla has opened in limited overs contest and bats at number three for South Africa.
Amla is the first South African player of an Indian descent who reached the national squad. His grandparents migrated from Surat (Gujarat) years ago.
His career for international cricket started after his great success at the domestic level and consistency in performance with South Africa’s A- squad. This led him for being chosen for the winter 2004 tour of India at the age of 21.
While graduating from Durban high school, he succeeded in impressing the youth circuit by his talent & skills and made his debut for his provincial team, the Kwazulu Natal Dolphins. Amla then got the opportunity to captain the South Africa at the U19 cricket world cup held in the country of New Zealand, where he led his team to the finals.
Being reared in a middle-class family, he was sent to a highly regarded academic and cricketing school. He is also a devout Muslim whose request for removing the alcohol promoting logos from his playing gear and merchandise have made a considerable impact on his followers. He also has the best beard in the game at the present moment.
During the 40th ODI inning, Amla’s hunger for runs declared him as the fastest cricketer to reach 2000 runs in ODIs. Also recently he has become the fastest cricketer to score ODI centuries.
Amla became the first-ever south African to score a triple century by making 311 runs not out against England at the Oval, in the year of 2012.
Since Ricky Ponting, Hashim Amla became the first batsman heading both test and ODI rankings at the same time as per the latest charts and records.
Amla’s immense concentration skills and his never ending thirst for runs has ensured that he is the only successor to one of the most big scoring player, Jacques Kallis in the south African line-up.
Amla is also known to be an intensely private person and shies away from the limelight. He is calm and a down to earth.