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Famous cricket players of South Africa: Hashim Amla

by on February 23, 2011
in Profiles, South Africa

Famous cricket players of South Africa: Hashim Amla

Distinct easily from his beard and glasses, Hashim Amla of South African cricket team has been a pleasant edition to the cricketing world for all the lovers of cricket. He represents an old school of stroke makers who believe not in hard hitting but stroking the ball on it’s merit and that too in a classical manner.

Born in Natal, South Africa in 1983, Hashim Mahomed Amla, who descends from India originally, made his ODI against Bangladesh in 2008. From the very first time he came into bat, the world knew that they had something special in the making. Amla’s serene foot work, precise technique and sharp reflexes make an extremely difficult batsman to get out. This is evident from his extraordinary ODI average. In the 42 matches that Hashim Amla has represented his country in, he has scored 2156 runs at an average of 59.88, something that very few batsmen could boast about in the world right now.

A brilliant converter of fifties into hundred, Amla has 7 centuries and 12 fifties to his name which is absolutely outstanding. Hashim Amla’s highest scored was an inning of a 140 against Bangladesh which came in his 4th competitive match.

With ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 supposed to be his first outing on the most prestigious international stage, Hashim Amla, who is coming on the back of a brilliant 2010 where he was exalted to the level of the top batsman in the world, he would most definitely like to continue here from he left 2010. He along with a strong South African squad are well equipped to make sure that this tournament is for theirs to lose only and the cricketing pundits have tipped them as favorites for 2011 mainly because of the likes of ‘Hashim Amla’s ‘ supreme form and ability. In the current time period, there are very few batting legends who can be considered at par with Hashmi Amla. 

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