Hashim Amla

Country: South Africa
Born: March 31, 1983, Durban, Natal
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium, Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Top order Batter

Hashim Amla Bio

Hashim Mahomed Amla is widely regarded as one of the greatest cricketers to have emerged from South Africa. Known for his elegant strokeplay, calm demeanor, and unwavering focus, Amla has left an indelible mark on the history of South African cricket.

Born on March 31, 1983, in Durban, Amla’s cricketing journey began at Durban High School, where he honed his skills and showcased his prodigious talent. Even in his early years, it was evident that Amla possessed immense potential and a unique style of batting. With his wristy leg-side flick and serene cover drive, Amla quickly gained attention for his exceptional technique and sound temperament.

A pivotal moment in Amla’s career came in 2004 when he was selected to play for South Africa against India. While he did not make an instant impact, questions were raised about his technique and specifically his back lift. However, he was given a second chance and seized the opportunity by scoring a crucial 149 against New Zealand at Cape Town. This innings helped South Africa salvage a draw and showcased Amla’s ability to perform under pressure.

Amla continued to improve and establish himself as a consistent performer in both Test and One Day International (ODI) cricket. In 2007, he played remarkable innings against Pakistan, but it was during the 2008 tour of India that Amla truly announced himself on the international stage. He amassed 307 runs in three Tests, including a majestic 159 in Chennai, showcasing his ability to excel even in challenging conditions.

While there were initial doubts about his suitability for shorter formats of the game, Amla proved his doubters wrong with a stellar performance in 2010. He scored over 1,000 runs in both Test and ODI cricket, including five centuries and four fifties in ODIs. This remarkable run of form propelled him to the top of the ODI rankings.

In addition to his batting prowess, Amla also took on leadership responsibilities. In 2011, he was named vice-captain of the ODI and T20 international teams, and later that year, he scored centuries in both Tests against Australia. However, his greatest moment as a leader came in 2012 when he led South Africa to a historic victory over England, securing the number one Test ranking for his country.

Amla’s captaincy tenure was not without its challenges, and he faced criticism during South Africa’s struggles in 2015. However, he continued to lead by example, scoring a double hundred against West Indies in his final series as captain. In 2016, he made the decision to step down as captain, allowing him to solely focus on his batting.

Off the field, Amla is known for his humility, grace, and commitment to his faith. He is a practicing Muslim and has been a visible role model for many aspiring cricketers. Amla’s contributions to the game, both on and off the field, have earned him the respect and admiration of cricket enthusiasts worldwide.

At age 37, Amla announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket in August 2019. His legacy as one of South Africa’s finest cricketers is secure, with a career that spanned over 15 years, accumulating numerous records and accolades along the way. As fans and critics alike reflect on his career, Hashim Mahomed Amla’s name will forever be synonymous with excellence, elegance, and integrity in the world of cricket.

Hashim Amla Career Stats

Hashim Amla Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 124 215 16 9282 311* 46.64 18573 49.97 28 41 1170 14 108 0
T20Is 44 44 6 1277 97* 33.6 967 132.05 0 8 146 26 19 0
ODIs 181 178 14 8113 159 49.46 9178 88.39 27 39 822 53 87 0
FC 265 439 37 19521 311* 48.55 - - 57 93 - - 192 0
List A 247 240 16 10020 159 44.73 - - 30 52 - - 108 0
T20s 164 163 15 4563 104* 30.83 3620 126.04 2 30 481 96 39 0

Hashim Amla Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 124 5 54 37 0 - - - 4.11 - 0 0 0
T20Is 44 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 181 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 265 - 393 277 1 1/10 - 277 4.22 393 0 0 0
List A 247 - 16 28 0 - - - 10.5 - 0 0 0
T20s 164 2 2 5 0 - - - 15 - 0 0 0

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