Hello friends today’s post is about the legend of cricket Hashim Amla. He is regarded as one of the greatest opening batsman of all time.
Personal Information of the Legend Hashim Amla
Hashim Amla was born on 31 march 1983.He is a former South African international cricketer who played for South Africa in all three formats of the game.He is regarded as one of the greatest opening batsman of all time.Hashim Amla currently holds the records for being the fastest ever to 2000,3000,4000,5000,6000 and 7000 ODI runs.
He also became the fastest cricketer to reach ten ODI centuries.Hashim Amla is occasional off break bowler and was South Africa’s test captain from June 2014 to January 2016.He is a right-handed batsman.Ahmad Amla is his brother.
International Career of Hashim Amla
Upon being appointed captain of the Dolphins,Hashim Amla began the 2004-2005 South African domestic season by scoring four centuries during his first eight innings.His success at the domestic level and consistent performances for the South Africa A squad led to him being chosen for the winter 2004 tour of Africa at the age of 21,Thereby becoming the first South African of Indian descent to represent South Africa in international cricket.
Making his debut at Eden Gardens,Kolkata,on 28 November 2004,he initially made a slow start to his career,with his technique having been criticized after scoring 3600 in the 2004 series against England.After honing his technique and working on skills with the dolphins,for whom he regularly top scored in the South African domestic circuit,he proved his critics wrong in 2006 as he scored a comeback 149 against New zealand at New lands,Cape Town,helping guide south africa to a match saving draw.He subsequently continued this success,earning a national contract and scoring 1599 runs at an average of 57.10 in his next 19 tests,solidifying his position as South Africas regular number 3 batsman.
During England’s 2009-2010 tour
During England’s 2009-2010 tour of South Africa,Amla was an integral member of the side throughout the series,scoring a crucial century in the first test at Centurion and contributing important innings during the rest of the series.His performances saw him move up the ICC Test batting Rankings
Achievements And Milestones
* First,and only,South African batsman who scored a triple century in test matches.
* 1000 runs in both tests and ODIs in the same calendar year (2010).
* First South African batsman who scored 25 centuries in ODIs.
* Fourth cricketer who score 25 centuries in both test and ODI cricket.