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.