Full name: Hashim Muhammad Amla
Birthdate: March 31, 1983
Birthplace: Durban, Natal
Education: Durban High School
Height: 5 feet 9 inches
Playing role: Batsman
Batting style: Right hand
Bowling style: Right-arm off-break
Spouse (s): Sumaiyah Amla
Zodiac sign: Aries
Hashim Amla is the brightest name in the cricket world who represents South African cricket. He is an integral part of the South African National Team at present and served the team as captain. Amla is a right-handed batsman and occasional off-break bowler. He is considered one of the great batsmen of the modern cricket era. Once he was enlisted as the number one batsman in the Test and ODI format by ICC.
Hashim Amla Early Life:
Hashim Amla was born on March 31, 1983, in a Muslim family, in Durban, Natal. His ancestor comes to South Africa from Gujarat India. He belonged to a middle-class family. Amla studied at Durban High School. Ahmed Amla his elder brother is also a professional cricketer and the two brothers played together for Dolphins, a franchise cricket team. During his schooling at Durban, Amla was so much passionate about the sporting world, especially cricket.
Hashim Amla Career:
Hashim Amla made four tons in the first innings when he played for the Dolphins in domestic cricket. He made his test debut against India in November 2004. Following four years later he entered the international ODI cricket against Bangladesh on March 9, 2008, and his T20 debut against Australia in 2009.
He is the fasted cricketer to touch the 2000 runs milestone at only 40 ODI innings. Amla made a test triple century as the first South African cricketer against England in 2012. He is the fasted cricketer in the world doing century having 20 centuries in only 108 ODI innings. Amla is a player who has the century against all test-playing nations only fourth player to do.
On October 15, 2017, Amla and De Kock made history against Bangladesh blitzing a century each and scripted their biggest win by 10 wickets targeting 279 runs. Bangladeshis batsman Mushfiqur Rahim scores a ton against South Africa as the first player in any format. His effort led the team to their highest total but barely challenged the hosts.
Hashim Amla married Sumaiyah and the couple has two sons a born in 2012 and another in 2013.