Some Unknown Facts About Hashim Amla You need to know.
In 2010, Hashim Amla scored over 1000 runs in ODI and tests.
Does Hashim Amla smoke? No
Does he drink alcohol? No
Amla is often called the bearded bat maestro because of his accomplishments as a batsman.
He belongs to Family from Gujarati Background.
He is a disciplined follower of Islam and has refused to wear any jersey bearing the logo of an alcohol company. Once, he even paid a $500 fine for not wearing it.
His success rate in the ODI century is better than Virat Kohli’s. Until the end of 2014, he marked 16 centuries out of 98 ODIs. Kohli scored 20 out of 144 ODIs.
In 2013, he won the Wisden Cricketers of the Year Award.
After Ricky Ponting, he was the only Batsman to be ranked #1 in the Test and ODI ICC rankings in 2013.
He sometimes goes bowling occasionally.
At IPL9 in 2016, he made his IPL debut for Kings XI Punjab replacing Shaun Marsh who was injured.
His older brother, Ahmed, is a professional cricketer in South Africa.
He is the 4th drummer to have touched a hundred ODIs against all the countries playing the Test.
I thought he became South Africa’s captain in 2014, but that really affected his strikes and in January 2016 he resigned as captain of the South African team.
Hashim Amla Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Wife & More.
|Real Name||Hashim Mahomed Amla|
|Profession||South African Cricketer (Batsman)|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
|Weight||in Kilograms- 75 kg
in Pounds- 165 lbs
|Body Measurements||– Chest: 40 Inches
– Waist: 34 inches
– Biceps: 13 Inches
|International Debut||Test– 28 November 2004 vs India in Kolkata
ODI– 9 March 2008 vs Bangladesh in Chittagong
T20– 13 January 2009 vs Australia in Brisbane
|Jersey Number||#1(South Africa)
#1(IPL, County Cricket)
|Domestic/State Team||South Africa, Cape Cobras, Derbyshire, Dolphins, Essex, KwaZulu-Natal, Kings XI Punjab|
|Nature on field||Calm|
|Likes to play against||India and England|
|Favourite Shot||Cover drive|
|Records (main ones)||1st South African in history to hit a triple century match test (311 steps out) against England in 2012.
He holds the record of reaching 3000 ODI runs at the fastest pace, 12 runs less than Sir Vivian Richards.
He and AB De Villers hold the record for the highest 3rd wicket stand in ODI cricket by any South African batting pair.
He holds the record of reaching 10 centuries of ODI at the fastest pace, even 23 matches less than Virat Kohli.
He holds the record for the fastest with 15 centuries of ODI (89 matches).
He holds the ODI record as the fastest Batsman to get 2000 (40 innings), 3000 (59 innings), 4000 (81 innings), 5000 (101 innings) and 6000 (123 innings) in ODI.
He and AB of Villers hold the record for the highest level of partnership in Tests and 4th wicket (308 runs) by any pair of South African hitters, against West Indies in 2014.
He and Faf du Plessis holds the record for the highest partnership by South Africa batting pair (247 runs) against Ireland in 2015.
|Career Turning Point||Performance in the 2002 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand.|
|Date of Birth||31 March 1983|
|Age (as in 2019)||36 Years|
|Birth Place||Durban, Natal Province, South Africa|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Aries|
|Hometown||Durban, Natal Province, South Africa|
|School||Durban High School, Durban|
|Educational Qualifications||Not Known|
|Family||Father– Mahomed H. Amla
Mother– Not Known
Brother– Ahmed Amla (Cricketer)
|Hobbies||Listening to music|
|Controversies||In 2013, Australia commentator Dean Jones called him a ‘terrorist’ during a Test match against Sri Lanka in Colombo as he said that “the terrorist has got another wicket” when he took a catch. Though Dean Jones apologized after he was removed from the job.|
|Favourite Cricketer||Batsman: Jacques Kallis and AB de Villiers
Bowler: Dale Steyn
|Favourite Food||Chicken dishes|
|Favourite Actor||Bruce Lee|
|Girls, Family & More|